About the waterfront of the Market-Pool(ne, e, n, se and s)

Three wooden steps descend off the streets of Laketown, forming concentric boxes within themselves as they frame the Market-Pool of Esgaroth. Branching off from the main steps are many sets of mini-steps, which continue eight or nine steps down to the water. As you look about the Market-Pool, you occasionally see a merchant barge docked to one of the stairs, providing easy access to the storage holds.
There is water to the west.
The only obvious exits are northeast, east, north, southeast and south.
A ruined merchant wails in despair
A large river barge
A small skiff