It incorporates a deep water sea channel as part of its function.
The local Gage Roads Brewing Company is named after the area.
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.
At certain times, over 10 ships can be seen anchored in Gage Roads waiting to enter the port of Fremantle. In addition to these waiting ships, oversized ships that are unable to enter the inner harbour due to size or draft are required to anchor in Gage Roads.
In the early 1900s, the local boat SS Zephyr regularly took cruises in Gage Roads. In the 2000s, the STS Leeuwin II has used Gage Roads for short sailing cruises.
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