This lighthouse is said to have been designed by French architects amd built by Chinese workers. The name Janggigot was given to the lighthouse during the Japanese occupation (1910-45), but the Koreans renamed it Homigot (Cape Homi) in 1945.
Tower Height: 85
Height of Focal Plane: 101
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 12 seconds; range 27 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White octagonal brick tower with a white dwelling nearby.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1903
Date Present Tower Built: 1903
Fog Signal: Siren, one blast every 60 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
The Daebo Lighthouse Museum, South Korea's only lighthouse museum, is nearby. See www.heritage.go.kr/eng/mus/nat_11.jsp
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!