Between Suvali Point and Daman, is an alluvial belt through which the Tapti River forms a deep and fertile delta.
Along the S part of this coast are small hillocks of drifted sand; the coastin some parts is watered by springs and covered with a thick growth of creepers and date palms. Through the river mouths and inlets the tide runs up behind the sandhills and floods alarge area of salt marshes. The rise of the tide renders these rivers and inlets accessible at HW, but local knowledge is necessary.
Daman (Damoa) lies on both sides of the Damanganga River; it can be identified by the forts on either side of the river entrance and by two square steeples and its white buildings. Other landmarks are a 109m hill, with an idgah, or Mohammedan place of prayer, on its summit, about 2.8 miles NE of the river entrance; Indragad Hill, 108m high, with a fort in ruins on its summit, about 3.3 miles SSE of the river entrance; and Jogmari Hill, 231m high, about 2 miles farther SSE.
Daman Light is shown from a white masonry tower on the bastion of the fort on the S side of the entrance.
The coast between Daman and Vadhavan Point, about 30 miles SSW, is bordered by extensive reefs and foul ground extending up to 4 miles offshore. Vessels should not approach this coast in depths of less than 18.3m when navigating in the vicinity.
Gulf of Cambay (W India)
The Gulf of Cambay is about 30 miles wide at its entrance between Gopnath Point and Suvali Point.
Malacca Banks, with deep channels to the W and E, lie in the fairway of the approach.
Grant Channel and Sutherland Channel are safer to use than the channels between the banks, ...
1 Mar 12
Karwar Bay (W India)
Karwar Bay is entered between Dayamada Point, the N entrance point of Kalinadi Creek, and Badchidhar Point, the NW extremity of Karwar Head, about 2.8 miles SSW. Karwar Head, with an elevation of 207m, is covered with dense jungle.
The entrance leading to Kalinadi Creek is much ...
5 Mar 12