FALSE POINT , a landlocked
See also:harbour in the
See also:district of Bengal, India . It was reported by the
See also:famine commissioners in 1867 to be the best harbour on the
See also:coast of India from the
See also:Hugli to Bombay . It derives its name from the circumstance that vessels proceeding up the
See also:Bay of Bengal frequently mistook it for Point Palmyras, a degree farther
See also:north . The anchorage is safe, roomy and completely landlocked, but large vessels are obliged to lie out at some distance from its mouth in an exposed roadstead . The capabilities of False Point as a harbour remained long unknown, and it was only in 186o that the
See also:port was opened . It was rapidly
See also:developed, owing to the construction of the
See also:Orissa canals . Two navigable. channels lead inland across the Mahanadi
See also:delta, and connect the port with Cuttack city . The
See also:trade of False Point is chiefly with other
See also:Indian harbours, but a large export trade in
See also:rice and oil-seeds has sprung up with
See also:Mauritius, the French colonies and France . False Point is now a
See also:regular port of
See also:call for Anglo-Indian
See also:coasting steamers . Its capabilities were first appreciated during the Orissa famine of 1866, when it afforded almost the only means by which supplies of rice could be thrown into the province . A lighthouse is situated a little to the south of the anchorage, on the point which screens it from the
See also:southern monsoon .
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