Dangsado Lighthouse

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Dangsado Lighthouse
Location 17-239 Dangsado-gil, Soan-myeon, Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do
First day of beacon February 1909
Light wave beacon Type RB90 (120V-500W)
Signal 1 Flash of White light, 10 seconds (Fl W 10s)
Range Geographical 19 miles, luminous 43 miles, Nominal 26 miles
Sound wave beacon Type KRB375(220V-700W)
Signal Signal length 5 seconds, pause 50 seconds

Background of construction

he Communications department under the Japanese Governor-General of Korea constructed the Dangsado lighthouse and endowed it with substantial illuminating power in JAN 1909. The lighthouse was erected south of Dangsado island to provide a navigational land aid for ships with displacement tonnage over 10,000 tons that sailed between Busan-Incheon and those that travelled from the Geomundo-Chungsando-Soan archipelago and Jeju waters towards Mokpo. During the Pacific War, the narrow waterway between the Soando, Bogildo and Nohwado was used as a strategic stronghold by naval vessels and the Dangsado lighthouse served as a major land aid to navigation.

Structure and characteristics of the lighthouse

  • Structure : An octagonal concrete structure with a helical ladder inside, and an additional ladder on the outside.
  • Characteristics : Height of the lighthouse is 8.2m, and the lighthouse summit is 95m from mean sea level.

History

  1. Jan. 1909 : Jajido lighthouse, Lighthouse office at the Customs Department of the Korean Empire
  2. Dec. 1945 : Maritime department, Transport division of US Military Administration
  3. Dec. 1955 : Mokpo Regional Maritime Affairs Office
  4. Dec. 1977 : Jajido lighthouse, Mokpo Regional Maritime and Port Office
  5. Aug. 1988 : Navigational Beacon Management Office (renamed), Mokpo Regional Maritime Port Office
  6. May. 1997 : Jajido Navigational Beacon Management Office, Mokpo Regional Maritime and Fisheries Office
  7. Jan. 1999 : Dangsado Aids to Navigation management office, Mokpo Regional Maritime and Fisheries Office
  8. Mar. 2008 : Dangsado Aids to Navigation management office, Mokpo Regional Maritime Affairs and Port Office

Directions to the lighthouse

  • By car and ferry
    • Total route : Mokpo -> Haenam land's end (Galdu-ri) -> Imok-ri, Nohwa-eup, Wando-gun -> Dangsado island -> Dangsado Aids to Navigation management office
    • Total distance : 151Km
    • Total time to destination : 3 hours 10 minutes
  • By car
    • Route : Mokpo -> Haenam land's end (Galdu-ri)
    • Distance : 90Km
    • Time to destination : 1 hour 30 minutes
  • By ferry
    • Route : Haenam land's end (Galdu-ri) -> Imok-ri, Nohwa-eup, Wando-gun
    • Distance : 53Km
    • Time to destination : 1 hour
    • Inquiries : 061) 533-4269 (Galdu-ri passenger ferry terminal)
    • Route : Imok-ri, Nohwa-eup, Wando-gun -> Dangsado island
    • Distance : 8Km
    • Time to destination : 40 minutes
    • Inquiries : 061) 553-8086 (Dangsado Aids to Navigation management office)
    • * 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 : Soando island (Mira-ri beach, sunset), Bogildo island