11.13.2008

The Little Red Lighthouse in New York

This little red lighthouse is a significant landmark in New York. We hope it becomes important to Jordan as he looks to the "light" for strength, courage, and direction as he faces any days of darkness and discouragement.


The most beloved lighthouse in America, thanks to the children's book "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge" by Hildegard H. Swift, illustrated by Lynd Ward. The Little Red Lighthouse is actually correctly known as the Jeffreys Hook Lighthouse.
The current Jeffreys Hook Lighthouse was constructed in 1920 and commissioned in 1921, the second light on this site. Its purpose was to aid the navigation of shipping up the Hudson, the major transportation artery between New York City and the interior ports of Albany, Troy and beyond.
After the George Washington Bridge was constructed in the 1930s it was determined that the lighthouse was no longer needed and it was deactivated in 1947, and was scheduled for demolition. However, the children's book popularized the little lighthouse dwarfed by the bridge, and the millions of children tho loved The Little Red Lighthouse spoke out saving it from destruction. It was later deeded to New York City.

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