Brooklyn, New York: Lighthouse and Lobsterman

A small lighthouse and a 12-foot-tall lobsterman in a yellow rain slicker stand next to a seafood restaurant. It's an unexpected sight in a far corner of urban Brooklyn.

Jordan's Lobster Dock

Address:
3165 Harkness Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Directions:
Jordan's Lobster Dock. Southeast corner of the city. Shore Pkwy exit 9 or 9A. Turn north onto Knapp St., then an immediate right onto Harkness Ave. You'll see the lighthouse and yellow-slickered lobsterman ahead on the left.
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Lighthouse and Lighthouse Keeper

A small lighthouse stands adjacent to a seafood retail market, with a lighthouse keeper statue nearby, both located down a nondescript road. It would be easy to miss the lighthouse keeper if I wasn't sitting at the Coldstone Creamery picnic table outside. The lighthouse keeper statue is novel, and there are seafood eateries nearby. Take a walk along the promenade and bridge along Sheepshead Bay to make the visit worthwhile.

[Christine M Prasnik, 08/12/2021]

The lighthouse keeper is in fact a lobsterman, maybe 12 feet tall, clad in a yellow slicker, with a lobster trap at his feet. Though perhaps he's working two jobs, on the lobster shift at the lighthouse.


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