Built in 1941, by the Jakobson Shipyard Company of Oyster Bay, New York (hull #287) as the Dauntless No. 15 for the Dauntless Towing Company of New York, New York.
In 1975, the tug was acquired by the United States Army. Where she was designated as the Col. Albert H. Barkley.
In 1975, she was acquired by the Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Andrew Foss.
In 1980, The tug was acquired by Puget Sound Freight Lines of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Pachena.
In 1988, she was acquired by the Western Towboat Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.
In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Channel Construction Company of Juneau, Alaska. Where she retained her name.
In 1999, the Channel Construction Company renamed the tug as the Lumberman. And, she was re documented as a recreational yacht. Where she was converted to a live-aboard for her owner.
In 2006, she went out of documentation. At this time, the tug was was located at Juneau, Alaska, where she was "anchored out," for use as a fishing lodge.
In May 2018, the tug drifted on to a sandbar in the Gastineau Channel near Juneau, Alaska.
Originally powered by a single, EMD-16-645-C diesel engine, rated at 1,660 horsepower. In 2010, the tug's main engine engine developed problems. And, it was determined that the problem could not be rectified.
(Captain Ric Shrewsbury, Gordon Olsen, Kyle Stubbs)