Built in 1980, by the Louis G. Ortis Boat Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana (hull #82) as the Pony Express for Canal Freight Lines Incorporated Houston, Texas.
In 1980, the tug was acquired by T.L. James Associates of Houston, Texas. Where the she was renamed as the Miss Vicky.
In 1988, she was acquired by the Alamo Marine Company of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Hondo.
In 1989, the tug was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she retained her name.
In 1998, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
Powered by two, Caterpillar C18 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 800 horsepower.