It contains large railway shops, several breweries, and saw and shingle mills.
To the south-east are the bare shingle banks of the promontory of Dungeness.
There are a sugar refinery and cooperage works, as well as large sawmills, shingle factories and many other industrial concerns.
The principal industrial establishments are shingle (especially cedar) and saw-mills, salmon canneries and factories for the manufacture of tin cans, and machinery used in the canning of salmon.
The manufactories include rice mills, saw mills, sash, door and blind factories, shingle mills, iron works, oil refineries, broom factories and a dynamite factory.