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Encyclopedia > Little Red Lighthouse
The George Washington Bridge as seen from the Hudson River, July 2005. The tarp on the tower is from restoration that was taking place at the time. Note the "Little Red Lighthouse."
The George Washington Bridge as seen from the Hudson River, July 2005. The tarp on the tower is from restoration that was taking place at the time. Note the "Little Red Lighthouse."

The Little Red Lighthouse is a small lighthouse located in New York City. It was made famous by the 1942 children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde Swift and Lynd Ward. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2016x1512, 909 KB) The George Washington Bridge, as viewed from the Hudson River, July 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2016x1512, 909 KB) The George Washington Bridge, as viewed from the Hudson River, July 2005. ... The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ... The city is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture, and is one of the worlds major global cities (along with London, Tokyo and Paris) with a virtually unrivaled collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and stock exchanges. ... Lynd Kendall Ward (26 June 1905 – 28 June 1985) was an American artist and storyteller, and son of Methodist minister and prominent political organizer Harry F. Ward. ...


The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse (as it is officially known) stands on a small point called Jeffery’s Hook at the base of the eastern pillar of the George Washington Bridge, which connects the Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan to Fort Lee, New Jersey. The shoreline north and south of the lighthouse makes up Fort Washington Park. Access to the lighthouse is either via a steep footpath leading down from the north side of the bridge or, somewhat more easily, via the riverside promenade leading south to Riverside Park and Riverbank State Park. The George Washington Bridge The George Washington Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Hudson River, connecting the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan Island in New York City to Fort Lee, New Jersey. ... Washington Heights is located in Upper Manhattan. ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Map highlighting Fort Lees location within Bergen County. ... Riverside Park is a scenic waterfront public park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, consisting of a narrow four-mile strip of land between the Hudson River and the gently curving rise-and-fall of Riverside Drive. ... Riverbank State Park is located in Manhattan, New York in the USA. The park is within New York City and is the only state park in Manhattan. ...


The lighthouse was in danger of being dismantled when the book was published. The book galvinized support for the lighthouse and the lighthouse was saved. The lighthouse is now a New York City landmark (New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission). The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency charged with administering New Yorks Landmarks Preservation Law. ...


External link

  • National Lighthouse Center and Museum webpage
  • New York City Parks' Lighthouse Page

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Little Red Lighthouse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (315 words)
The Little Red Lighthouse is a small lighthouse located on the Hudson River in New York City.
The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse (as it is officially known) stands on a small point called Jeffrey’s Hook at the base of the eastern pillar of the George Washington Bridge, which connects the Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan to Fort Lee, New Jersey.
The lighthouse was erected in 1880 as the North Hook Beacon at Sandy Hook, New Jersey, where it stood until 1917.
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