Built in 1974, by Marine Industries Incorporated of Amelia, Louisiana as the Rising Sun.
In 1985, the tug was acquired by the Smith Marine Towing Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where she retained her name.
Powered by two, Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines, with Twin-Disc 527 reduction gears; at a ratio of 5.17:1. Turning two, four bladed, bronze, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,400 horsepower