Publisher : Korean Institute of Navigation and Port Research
DOI : 10.5394/KINPR.2014.38.5.511
Title & Authors
A Study on the Beginning of Busan Aids to Navigation through the Analysis of Old Pictorial Maps on Choryang Harbour Ahn, Woong-Hee;
The history of the Korean lighthouse have been known to be begun from which installed by the purpose of the Japanese invasion of the outside. Modern navigational aid system have configured during the Japanese ruling era since the Incheon Palmido Lighthouse was built in 1903 as the first lighthouse in Korea. But in this regard it needs to be considered more carefully. Busan, as the city of international port and of Choryang Waegwan, had been a center of foreign relations between Korea and Japan since early 15th century. Because that reason, International port facility has been developed for a long time ago in Busan for example lighthouse, breakwater, wharf, jetty and so on. Nevertheless the lack of historical data and basic research related to the marine caused the proper history could not be established until now. In recently the basic translation of Korean Maritime Customs documents started to finish, and a compilation book of old pictorial maps on Choryang Waegwan was issued. As a result, more objective history of Busan Aids to Navigation can be investigated.
Choryang Waegwan;Beginning of Busan Aids to Navigation;Breakwater;Busan Maritime Customs;Old Maps of Busan;
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