The boat was built of FRP in 1989 by Guimond's Boats Ltd of Baie Ste-Anne, NB, on traditional Northumberland Strait fishing boat lines.
In 2000 it was registered by Atlantic Towing Ltd as Atlantic Walnut and used to ferry pilots and agents to ships in Saint John harbour. In 2004 it came to Halifax for RMI Marine. They have used it as a diving tender, agents' launch and it has done some barge handling and tug work (it does have a towing bit.) It also transports spares, stores, crew and ice advisers to and from ships.
It is another of the several small craft that are in use almost every day in Halifax harbour.
For more on RMI Marine, see their web site: http://www.rmimarine.ca/index.asp