Built in 1979, by Jakobson Shipyard Incorporated of Oyster Bay, New York (hull # 461) as the Rowe for the Boston Towboat Company of Boston, Massachusetts.
In 1985, the Boston Fuel Transportation Company of East Boston, Massachusetts (a subsidiary of the Reinauer Transportation Company of Staten Island, New York) acquired Boston Towboat Company. Forming the Boston Towing and Transportation Company of East Boston, Massachusetts. Where the tug was renamed as the H.J. Reinauer.
In 2011, the Boston Towing and Transportation Company was reabsorbed by the Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York. Where the tug retained her name.
In 2021, she was placed out of active service and was "laid up" at Boston Towing and Transportation's yard in East Boston, Massachusetts.
Powered by a single, keel cooled, sixteen cylinder, EMD 700 diesel engine. With a single, Falk reversing gear. Turning a single, ducted propeller, mounted in a kort nozzle. For a rated 2,000 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, 75kW generator sets. Driven by two, Detriot Diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 23,000 gallons of fuel oil, 1,200 gallons of lube oil, 13,225 gallons of ballast water, and 2,600 gallons of fresh water.