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Name: Hongdo Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Hong Do Light

Nearest Town or City:
Sokch'on, , Korea, Republic of

Location: Off the west coast of the Korean Peninsula; on a remote island about 72 miles west of the town of Mokp'o.

Hongdo Island can be reached by ferry from Mokp'o; the trip takes two and a half hours each way by high-speed boat.

Tower Height: 46

Height of Focal Plane: 291

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 20 seconds; range 24 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, square concrete tower with a white lantern, attached to a white dwelling.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1909

Date Present Tower Built: 1909

Fog Signal: Siren, 1 blast every 50 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

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