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New York, New York: Little Red Lighthouse

Small lighthouse built in 1921, dwarfed by the George Washington Bridge that was later built above it.

Lafayette Plaza, New York, NY
From Lafayette Plaza at W. 181st St., take steps, footpath. and footbridge over the highway, down to Fort Washington Park, and south to the bridge and the Lighthouse.
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The Little Red Lighthouse.

The Little Red Lighthouse

The Jeffrey's Hook lighthouse sits beneath the George Washington Bridge. 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. The US Coast Guard planned to dismantle it in 1951, but due to the public outcry from fans of the book, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

[Erik Lander, 08/24/2007]

July 2022: Photo added.

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Little Red Lighthouse

How about a Lighthouse in Manhattan? Bet you didn't know one existed. In fact it was even the subject of a book. The little red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge (The bridge is the George Washington Bridge). It's actually called the Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse at Fort Washington Park.

[Howard Schoenfeld, 01/17/2005]

July 2022: Photo added.

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