The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Dartmouth

DARTMOUTH, Canada, a town on the Chebucto River, one mile east of Halifax Harbor, on the Intercolonial Railway. It was founded by British settlers in 1750, and was for a number of years the centre of a whale-fishing industry which was established by a colony of Nantucket Quakers after the American Revolution. It is connected by ferry with Halifax, and has iron foundries, shipbuilding and repairing, fish cannery, rolling mills, cordage manufactory and sugar refining. Pop. 5,058.