Built in 1970, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #237) as the Midas for the Sabine Transportation Company of The Groves, Texas. A subsidy of the Chromalloy American Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1980, the Chromalloy American Corporation was acquired by the Sequa Corporation of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.
In 1992, the former assets of the Sabine Transportation Company where acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
Powered by two, Cummins KTA19-M3 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.17:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,200 horsepower.