Built in 1974, by the Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wisconsin (hull #YTB 833) as the YTB 833 (Shabonne) for the United States Navy.
Built as a Natick class large harbor tug. She was the second tug to serve the Navy that was named after the Potawatomi Chief, Grand Nephew of Pontiac, who lived in the Midwest section of the United States from 1775 to 1859.
Her keel was laid on June 12, 1974, and she was delivered to the United States Navy on December 16, 1974. She was stricken from the Navy Register on February 16th, 2002.
The tug was acquired by McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, New York where she was renamed as the Daniel McAllister.
She is powered by a single diesel Fairbanks Morse main engine rated at 2,000 horsepower.