Built in 1981, by Modern Marine Power, Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #38) as the Perseverance.
In 1983, the tug was was sold. Where she was renamed as the Mr. Bill G.
In 1990, she was acquired by Tidewater Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the El Rhino Grande.
In 1997, the tug was acquired by the Dann Ocean Towing Company of Tampa, Florida. Where she was renamed the Stephen Dann.
In 2015, she was acquired by the Ashton Marine Company of North Muskegon, Michigan. A division of Andrie Incorporated of Muskegon, Michigan. Where the tug was renamed as the Candace Elise.
Powered by two Caterpillar 3512TA diesel engines. With Reintjes WAV 1050 reduction gears at a ratio of 5.00:1.00. Turning via 8(in) shafts, two 86(in) diameter by 66(in) fixed pitch, four bladed, stainless steel propellers. For a rated 2,180 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two 75kW generators. Driven by two 6-71 Detroit Diesel diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 50,000 gallons of fuel, 800 gallons of hydraulic oil, 1,900 gallons of lube Oil, 5,600 gallons of wash water, and 8,000 gallons of potable water.
The tug's towing gear consists of an INTERcon, double drum, DD-175 towing winch. Outfitted with 2,000(ft) of 1.75(in) towing wire on the primary drum. And, 2,000(ft) of 1.75(in) towing wire on the secondary drum.