For a real adventure, ride on the world’s oldest saltwater ferry. The service between Halifax and Dartmouth began in 1752. Dartmouth was a separate city before merging with Halifax in 1996. The City of Lakes has about 65,000 people. It is located across The Narrows northeast of Halifax Harbor. Halifax Transit has a fleet of five vessels. Each is named after an important person from Halifax. This ship is Craig Blake in memory of a Navy officer who was killed in Afghanistan while defusing a bomb.