Print from glassplate negative. Skeletal frame of a boat or barge sits along the river's edge. There are lumber and tools lying around. Supports underneath it raise it up from the river so that it's level with the shoreline. Behind it on the water is a shallow barge and a steam paddleboat. Across the river is a steeply sloping riverbank with houses at the top. There is slight damage along the upper and lower left hand edge of the image which replicates damage to the glassplate negative. Records indicate this is at Knoxville, Tennessee.