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 Services 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. Where the tug was renamed as the Candace Elise.
Powered by two, Caterpillar 3512TA diesel engines. With Caterpillar 7271 reduction gears, at ratio 7.00:1.00. Turning two 79(in) by 80(in) fixed pitch, four bladed, stainless steel propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. For a rated 2,600 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW generator sets. Driven by two, John Deere 6068 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 towing equipment consists of an INTERcon DD-175, double drum, 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.