Built in 1997, by Empire Harbor Marine Incorporated of Thomson, New York (hull #2-44154) as the Empire for Empire Harbor Marine Incorporated of Albany, New York.
In 2005, the Empire Harbor Marine Company became the Port Albany Ventures Company of Albany, New York. Where the tug retained her name.
In 2009, Port Albany Ventures was acquired by the DonJon Marine Company of Hillside, New Jersey. Where the tug retained her name
In 2020, the tug was acquired by D. Brake Marine LLC. of Madison Connecticut. Where the tug retained her name.
Powered by two, GM 6-71 diesel engines. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 375 horsepower.