Built in 1978, by the Dravo Corporation of Neville Island, Pennsylvania (hull #7271) as the Joseph Patrick Eckstein for the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana.
Powered by two, EMD 16-645E7B-1042 diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of
4.345:1. Turning two, Avdl, 108(in) by 107.76(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 95,723 gallons of fuel, and 1,485 gallons of lube oil.