Discovery and name
The cape was discovered in December 1940 by members of the United States Antarctic Service in a flight from West Base, and was named for Justin Whitlock Dart who was an executive of the Walgreen Drug Company, which funded the expedition.
In popular culture
The "Cape Dart Way Station" was a fictional research station in a second season episode of What's New, Scooby-Doo?. The episode aired 25 March 2004 and featured a plot involving a mysterious creature in Antarctica that is responsible for the death of a research scientist.