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Bulk carrier "Iran Yazo" anchored in Gage Roads off the coast of Fremantle.
Looking from shore at North Fremantle across Gage Roads across to Rottnest Island.

Gage Roads, 32°2′43″S 115°40′53″E / 32.04528°S 115.68139°E / -32.04528; 115.68139 is the sea channel in the Indian Ocean offshore from Perth, Western Australia. It was the location of the America's Cup defence in 1986/7, and serves as a shipping lane and anchorage for most sea traffic heading towards the seaport of Fremantle.

Rottnest Island lies to the west and Cockburn Sound to the south.

The area is the most northern of one of four coastal basins formed from the flooding of a depression between Pleistocene aeolianite ridges running north-south, and the subsequent deposition of east-west Holocene banks. The seabed of Gage Roads is covered by seagrass.

Gage Roads was named after Rear-Admiral Sir William Hall Gage who was Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Navy's East India Station when James Stirling was surveying the Swan River in 1826.[1]

Notes

  1. ^ Gage Roads - named by Captain Stirling in 1827 after Rear Admiral Gage - Sunday times (Perth, W.A.), 4 Jan. 1987, p.32d

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