Gageodo Lighthouse

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Gageodo Lighthouse
Location 2-21 Daepungri-gil, Heuksan-myeon, Shinan-gun, Jeollanam-do
First day of operation December 1907
Visual Aids  Type KRB750 (220V-700W)
Period 1 Flash of White light, 15 seconds (Fl W 15s)
Range Geographical 23 miles, luminous 45 miles, Nominal 27 miles
Audible Aids  Type Electrical horn
Period 5 seconds with 55 second pause
Range 2 miles(3.7km)
Special Aids Type Automatic Identification System (AtoN-AIS)
Period 3 minutes

Background

Gageodo lighthouse was constructed on the north of Gageodo 84 meters above sea level to serve as a landmark for ships entering from the East China Sea and the open sea.

Structure and characteristics

  • Structure : A white circle brick structure with a straight staircase from the lower portion of the lighthouse to the installation structure of the lighthouse lantern; there is also a staircase on the outside of the lighthouse.
  • Characteristics : Height of the lighthouse is 7.6m, and the lighthouse summit is 84m from mean sea level.

History

  1. Dec. 1907 : Heuksando lighthouse (unmanned), Lighthouse office at the Customs Department of the Korean Empire
  2. Sep. 1935 : Heuksando lighthouse, Communications department of the Japanese Governor-General of Korea
  3. Nov. 2002 : Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) installation
  4. Nov. 2002 : Lighthouse lantern improvement (HY610mm→KRB375)
  5. Nov. 2008 : Weather signaling system installation (measuring wind direction, wind speed, atmospheric pressure, humidity, temperature)
  6. Jun. 2011 : Audible Aids replacement (air siren→electrical horn)
  7. ul. 2012: AIS installation (Yeosu Regional Maritime Affairs and Port Office maritime transportation facilities integrated management system construction project)
  8. Mar. 2013 : Gageodo Lighthouse, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Mokpo Regional Maritime Affairs and Port Office

Directions

  • By ferry
    • Mokpo passenger ferry terminal→Gageodo island
    • Distance : 120km
    • Time to destination : 2 hours 30 minutes
    • Information: 061)243-0116 (Dongyang express), 061)244-9915 (Namhae express)
    • nquiries : 061)244-9915 (Namhae Express, on odd-numbered days), 061)243-2111 (Dongyang Gold, on even-numbered days), 061)246-5553(Gageodo Lighthouse)
    • * Ferry timetable may change due to weather conditions

Caretaker status

  • No. of caretakers : 3 caretakers
  • Duty rotation : 3 shift rotation in 24 hours

Nearby attractions : Dokshilsan mountain, Mongdol (pebble) beach