Built in 1981, by St. Louis Ship Incorporated of St. Louis, Missouri (hull #4729) as the Altonian for the Peavey Barge Lines Incorporated of Alton, Illinois.
In 2000, the Peavey Barge Lines Incorporated was acquired by the American Commercial Barge Line Incorporated of Jeffersonville, Indiana. Where the tug retained her name.
In 2003, the tug was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Bruce L. Hahn.
Powered by two, Tier III compliant, EMD-12-10G7C-T3 diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.345:1. Turning two, Avdl, 109(in) by 115(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 6,140 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, John Deere 6081, generator sets. The tug's capacities are 98,290 gallons of fuel, and 3,004 gallons of lube oil.