Built by Bay Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI; this twin-screw self unloading bulk carrier was launched March 19, 1979 as the Indiana Harbor for the American Steamship Co., Buffalo, NY. She is powered by 4 GM V-20 cylinder 3500 horsepower diesel engines giving her a rated service speed of 14 knots. She is equipped with both bow and stern thrusters. The Indiana Harbor's 37 hatches feed into 7 holds where she is capable of carrying 78850 tons at her maximum mid-summer draft of 34 feet. Her stern-mounted self unloading equipment feeds a 250 foot discharge boom that can be swung 92 degrees to port or starboard.