[constitution assets] Mietsu Naval Dock Site (Saga-shi)
It is located in Saga-shi (old Morotomi town, former Kawasoemachi) of South Saga, and there is Mietsu Naval Dock Site in Nishikawa riverbed of branch Hayatsu Egawa of the Chikugo River.
Saga feudal clan performs the navy education with Western style ship by the late Tokugawa period, and, as mooring place of ship of feudal clan, Osamu ship is facility which functioned as place building a ship again.
Remains of an ancient structure and wooden framework remains of an ancient structure of dock to draw ship for repair, shipbuilding prepared by excavation repair of parts for repair of Western style ship were discovered.
This dock introduces Western ship technology with the existing domestic oldest thing, and the modernization by own strength is evaluated as valuable remains in knowing process that we aimed at.
In addition, the first practical domestic steamship "Ryofu circle" was constructed in Japan. (1865)
It is maintained as Sano Memorial Park of Saga-shi, and it is now in historical park which reproduced the Tsunetami Sano Memorial and the triple Tsu navy place spreading near at hand.
In addition, at "Mietsu Naval Dock Site information corner" in the third floor of the Tsunetami Sano Memorial, various information is introduced by panel and picture, restoration.
(photograph around the Mietsu Naval Dock Site)