Built in 2006, by McGinnis Incorporated of South Point, Ohio as the J.A. Ward for McGinnis Incorporated of South Point, Ohio.
In 2007, the tug was acquired by the Excell Marine Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio. Where she retained her name.
In 2015, she was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.
Powered by two, Cummins KTA38-M2 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.96:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,100 horsepower.