Imperial Oil's Imperoyal refinery was in operation but work continued in 1919 with horse-drawn wagons, steam-powered shovels and men clearing the land for more tanks to store the refinery's products. The only access was by water via ferries from Halifax.

items for sale at company store, Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth, 1919

items for sale at company store, Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth,1919
 items for sale at company store, Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth,1919

Imperial Oil 1919 - filling building and barrel loading ramp.
February 14, 1919 - Tom O'Neill, right, and his men pausing for a picture almost a year after the refinery started up on February 18, 1918. Shows filling building and barrel loading ramp.

February 14, 1919 - Tom O'Neill, left, pausing for a picture almost a year after the refinery started up on February 18, 1918.
February 14, 1919 - Tom O'Neill, left, pausing for a picture almost a year after the refinery started up on February 18, 1918.

fire at an experimental still, Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth, March 1919
fire at an experimental still, Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth, March 1919
horse stable, Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth, April 24, 1919
horse stable, Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth, April 24, 1919
garage, taken from the main office, Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery in Dartmouth June 9, 1919
garage, taken from the main office,
Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery in Dartmouth, June 9, 1919
garage at Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery in Dartmouth 1920s
garage at Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery in Dartmouth


employees in sludge car, Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth, June 1919
employees in sludge car, Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth, June 1919
laying tracks to rerun stills, Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth, July 1919
laying tracks to rerun stills,
Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth, July 1919
laying tracks to rerun stills, Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth, July 26, 1919
laying tracks to rerun stills,
Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth, July 26, 1919
barrel runway, Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth,  July 26, 1919
  barrel runway, Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery, Dartmouth,
July 26, 1919
Barrels onboard "Ellen Vair" from Imperial Oil Dartmouth. 1919
Barrels of Imperial Oil Limited products onboard "Ellen Vair" for trip to Newfoundland, from Imperial Oil's Imperoyal Refinery in Dartmouth,1919