WIT Press


Dome-shaped Breakwater In Wakkanai Port

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MH030091

Volume

65

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

664.29 kb

Author(s)

K. Takahashi, Y. Sugimoto, T. Shibata, N. Usami & H. Saeki

Abstract

Wakkanai Port is located in the northern end of Japan. Since the early 1920s till 1945 this port had been acting as a foothold for trading with and physical distribution to and from Sakhalin that had been a Japanese territory till then, and recently has been prospering in fishery. Wakkanai Port has a breakwater with dome-shaped roof that has no parallel in the world. This breakwater dome having unique appearance reminds us of an ancient Roman galleria is not only fulfilling its function as a port also at present, but also playing an important role in historical retrospection and local sightseeing. 1 Introduction Wakkanai Port is located at the northernmost of Japan, namely in the northern end of Bay of Soya surrounded by Cape Soya-misaki and Cape

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