Built in 1926, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #54) as the California for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.
In 2010, the tug was "laid up" at Cleveland, Ohio. And in 2019, the tug was scrapped at Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1954, the tug was converted to diesel propulsion. Powered by one, Cleveland 12-278A diesel engine. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,200 horsepower.