Built in 1972, by the Brusco Towboat Company of Portland, Oregon as the Cleo J. Brusco for the Brusco Towboat Company of Portland, Oregon
In 1978, the Brusco Towboat Company was acquired by the Knappton Towboat Company of Astoria, Oregon. Where the tug retained her name.
In 1988, the Knappton Towboat Company was rebranded as the Brix Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.
In 1989, the tug was acquired by Brusco Tug and Barge Company of Longview, Washington. Where she retained her name.
She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,600 horsepower.