Gasado Lighthouse

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Gasado 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

An unmanned lighthouse was constructed and operated since October 1915; however, due to the large number of islands surrounding the lighthouse and the more than 1,500 hours of foggy weather annually, a manned lighthouse with greater illuminating power to ensure the safety of ships operating between Busan/Jeju ?†” Incheon/Mokpo was required. Hence, Gasado lighthouse was changed into a manned lighthouse in 1984.

Structure and characteristics of the lighthouse

  • Structure : A white octagonal concrete structure with a straight ladder from the lower portion of the lighthouse to the lantern installation platform and an additional ladder outside the lighthouse.
  • Characteristics : Height of the lighthouse is 17m, and the lighthouse?€™s summit is 76m from mean sea level.

History

  1. Oct. 1915 : Gasado lighthouse (unmanned), Communications department of the Japanese Governor-General of Korea
  2. Dec. 1945 : Maritime department, Transport division of US Military Administration
  3. Dec. 1955 : Mokpo Regional Maritime Affairs Office
  4. Dec. 1977 : Gasado lighthouse (unmanned), Mokpo Regional Maritime and Port Office
  5. Jul. 1984 : Gasado lighthouse (manned), Mokpo Regional Maritime and Port Office
  6. Aug. 1988 : Navigational Beacon Management Office (renamed), Mokpo Regional Maritime Port Office
  7. May. 1997 : Gasado Aids to Navigation management office, Mokpo Regional Maritime and Fisheries Office
  8. Mar. 2008 : Gasado Aids to Navigation management office, Mokpo Regional Maritime Affairs and Port Office

Directions to the lighthouse

  • By ferry
    • Route : Mokpo passenger ferry terminal -> Gasado island -> Gasado Aids to Navigation management office
    • Distance : 53Km
    • Time to destination : 3 hours 30 minutes
    • Inquiries : 061)243-0116(Mokpo passenger ferry terminal)
    • Route : Jindo Gahakhang port -> Gasado island -> Gasado Aids to Navigation management office
    • Distance : 6Km
    • Time to destination : 30 minutes
    • Inquiries : 061)542-5600 (Gasado 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 : Gwangdaedo island (Lion island), sunset at Saebang