Ulsan Regional Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Office
This light was moved to a different location in 1994. In 2002 the new tower was raised by 48 feet, making it the tallest lighthouse on the Korean Peninsula. Hwaamchu Lighthouse serves as a major navigation monitoring and communications facility (radar, VHF, meteorological services, etc.).
Tower Height: 144
Height of Focal Plane: 166
Characteristic and Range: Alternating red and white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 26 miles (white) and 21 miles (red).
Description of Tower: White conical concrete tower, with a two-level control office about halfway up the tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1983
Date Present Tower Built: 1994
Fog Signal: Horn, 1 blast every 60 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
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