Looking south at International Paper from directly above Tonawanda Iron. Tonawanda Island is in the Niagara River. The main part of the river is on the right. The channel around the island, locally referred to as “Little River” is at the bottom.
International Paper, looking east from above the Niagara River. The town of North Tonawanda is on the far side of the channel. The main part of the Niagara River is in the foreground. Tonawanda Iron is across the channel International Paper, but most of the plant is out of the frame on the left.
International Paper, looking west from above channel around Tonawanda Island. This photo is much older than the photos above. In this photo, the mill is still stockpiling logs (the giant heap in the foreground). The mill was eventually converted to receive woodchips instead.
Again, a much older photo that the first two. Here a small lake freighter is being unloaded next to the log pile. Tonawanda Iron is on the far side of the channel in the background.
Thanks to Tim Swaddling for posting this photo to Facebook. this is a shot taken from the office looking toward the building housing the paper machine. This is from well before my era, but it provides a ground level view up close to the wood pile on the east side of the main plant buildings.
PC SW1 8411 takes a cut of cars across the swing bridge over the Little River channel from Tonawanda Island back to north North Tonawanda yard. Ken Kraemer posted this to Facebook, but I don’t know who the photographer is.
I suspect this was taken the same day as the previous photo. This looks like the woodchip yard at International Paper. I’m not sure what the ramp is on the right. It could be for backing up large dump trucks full of woodchips, but that seems like an inefficient way to move them. I think the top of the blast furnace at Tonawanda Iron can be seen just above/behind the cab of the locomotive. Ken Kraemer posted this to the Abandoned Rails Buffalo & Western New York Facebook group.