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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The capital of W. Prussia, once a Hanse town, on the Vistula, 4 m. from the mouth; one of the great ports and trading centres of Germany and in the N. of Europe; it is traversed by canals, and many of the houses are built on piles of wood; exports grain brought down the river on timber rafts from the great grain country in the S.; it is one of the chief stations of the German navy.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Dantzig'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/dantzig.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.