Taichung Kan Lighthouse was built in 1982, located on the top of a warehouse by Taichung Kan wharf, the only one built on top of a building and the highest lighthouse in Taiwan. Due to the lack of a good location mark between Taoyuan and Penghu, the customhouse built Kaomei lighthouse in 1967 and built Taichung Kan lighthouse in 1982. However, the distance of these 2 towers and Fong-Yuan lighthouse was too close, so the customhouse closed down the Kaomei lighthouse and transferred the lamp to Taichung Kan lighthouse.
|Lat. N(GRS67、WGS84):||24 17 23.2、24 17 16.9|
|Long. E(GRS67、WGS84):||120 30 54.2、120 31 23.6|
|Elevation of light Mtr.(ft.):||62.0(203)|
|Nominal range miles:||26.8 sea miles|
|Structure and Height Mtr.(ft.):||White concrete construction 62.6(205)|
|Position:||On the roof of Far East silo, at No.1 pier of Tachung Harbour|