Cape Comorin, the southern extremity of Hindostan, in the state of Travancore, lat. 8° 5' N., Ion. 77° 30' E., forming a circular, low, sandy point, which is not discernible above the. distance of 12 to 16 m. from the deck of a large ship. A bold summit called Comorin peak, 18 m. N. of the cape, is the southern termination of the Western Ghauts, and has from a distance been often taken for the cape itself. Within a short distance of the cape lies a rocky islet, high above water; and about 3 m. from this islet are a fort and a village, a church, and some ancient temples, being'the remains of the once famous town of Cape Comorin.
See Cape Comorin.
Cape Elizabeth, a rocky headland on the S. E. coast of Maine, in Cumberland co., at the S. E. extremity of a town to which it gives its name, 6 m. S. by E. of Portland, in lat. 43° 33' N., Ion. 70° 11' W. It rises to the height of about 50 ft. above the ocean, and on it have been erected two lighthouses about 300 yards apart, their lights being 140 ft. above sea level.
Cape Farewell, a lofty, rugged, and precipitous headland forming the southern extremity of Greenland, and projecting into the north Atlantic from the small island of Cape Farewell, in lat. 59° 49' N, Ion. 43° 54' W. This promontory occupies perhaps the most exposed situation of any point of land on the globe; a strong current sets round it from E. to "W., bringing down the E. coast of Greenland an immense body of ice, which sometimes presses together about the cape in such a way as to form a belt surrounding it, and extending more than 100 m. to sea on its three exposed sides. The ice generally appears in January and disappears in September.
Cape Fear, the S. point of Smith's island, near the mouth of Cape Fear river, North Carolina; lat. 33° 48' N., Ion. 77° 57' W. There is a lighthouse about a mile from the shore.
Cape Fear River, a stream formed by the union of Haw and Deep rivers at Haywood, Chatham co., N. C. It flows S. E. and enters the Atlantic by two channels, between which lies Smith's island. The water is from 10 to 14 ft. deep over the bar at the main entrance. This is the largest and most important' river which lies wholly within the state, and the only one in North Carolina which flows directly into the sea. It is navigable by steamboats to Fayetteville, 120 m. from its mouth, and by means of dams and locks a communication has been opened with the coal mines of Chatham co. At Averysborough the river falls over the ledge which separates the hilly from the low region of the state. After this it flows through a flat, sandy district, having extensive forests of pitch pine. Its length, including one of the head branches, is about 300 m.