Atlantic Weekly, Dec 9th, 1899

…..there is only one instance where water power is used on a great scale.  The founders of …..Starr Manufacturing Co. Ltd., when they commenced to manufacture the famous self-fastening skates, now called the Acme, over thirty years ago, realized that money could be saved by using the water that flowed down through Dartmouth Lakes, through the town of Dartmouth and into Halifax Harbour.  They accordingly decided to forsake the idea of using steam power for driving their machinery and instead of purchasing a costly boiler and engine, installed a turbine water wheel.  They then made arrangements for the control of the water which came to them by way of the Shubenacadie Canal.

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