Built in 2014, by Boconco Incorporated of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama (hull #151) as the Higman Leader for Higman Barge Lines Incorporated of Houston, Texas.
In 2018, Higman Barge Lines Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
Powered by two, Caterpillar 3512C diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.96:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 3,620 horsepower.