Built in 2007, by Raymond and Associates of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama (hull #404) as the St. Jude Thaddeus for Eckstein Marine Services Incorporated. A division of the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana.
In 2007, she was transferred to the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.
Powered by two, Caterpillar 3508 diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.947:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,000 horsepower.