Built in 1981, by St. Louis Ship Incorporated of St. Louis, Missouri (hull #4728) as the Paulina for the Peavey Barge Lines Incorporated of Alton, Illinois.
In 1990, the Peavey Barge Lines renamed the tug as the Floyd Goodman.
In 2003, the tug was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Raymond Grant Eckstein.
Powered by two, Tier III complaint, EMD-12-710G7C diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.345:1. Turning two, Avdl, 109(in) by 115(in), fixed pitch, stainless steel, propellers. 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.