Built in 1983, the by LeMay Barge and Supply Incorporated of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #338) as the Riverside for the Chotin Transportation Company of New Orleans, Louisiana.
In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.
Powered by two, Cummins KTA19 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. She is a triple screw, towboat, rated at 1,800 horsepower.