The town of Porto Novo lies on the N bank of the Vellar River about 1 mile within the mouth. it's an isolated fishing hamlet.
A white flagstaff on the N bank of the river entrance and the two white boundary markers, one N and one S of the town, are conspicuous landmarks.
A light is shown from a white tower with red bands, 30m high, 0.8 mile N of the flagstaff.
The coast between Porto Novo and Cuddalore, about 13 miles to the N, is low and marked by scattered trees. From the offing, the few sand hills which are visible appear as islets.
East Coast of India
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