black and white view of the sternwheeler Will H. Isom on the river. An advertisement for Anderson Wallpaper, Paints is high on the hill in the background. The boat rides low in the water and passengers can be seen on the decks.
The Will. H. Isom was 983 tons and was built in Ballard in 1901 by the North American Trading & Transportation Company (NAT&TCo) The Isom was a palatial steamer with hand painted panels on state room doors, gingerbread trim on the upper deck. It made four trips to Dawson City and operated on the St. Michael - Tanana run for six years.