Built in 1952, by Alexander Shipyard of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #542) as the Rhea I. Bouchard for the Bouchard Transportation Company of Melville, New York.
In 1952, the tug was acquired by the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Polly Moran.
In 1958, she was acquired by Ira S. Bushey and Sons of Brooklyn, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Cardinal.
In 1972, the tug was acquired by the Kehoe Transportation Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Erin Kehoe.
However, the Kehoe Transportation Company later renamed the tug as the Colleen Kehoe.
She was later acquired by the Mowbray Towing Corporation of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Colleen.
In 1996, the tug was reefed off of New Jersey coastline. She was a single screw tug, rated at 900 horsepower.