Built in 2015, by Boconco Incorporated of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama (hull #152) as the Higman Pride 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 was renamed as the Lester Parker.
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.