The iconic Jeffrey’s Hook lighthouse, NY rose to fame due to the popularity of the book “The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge” by Hildegarde W. Swift and Lynd Ward. This story was so compelling that it inspired hundreds of children to write letters that saved the lighthouse. I love books that inspire children to make a difference.
The lighthouse is located underneath the George Washington Bridge along the treacherous section of the Hudson River once known as Jeffrey’s Hook. The 1880 lighthouse at Fort Washington Park, is one of the few surviving lighthouses in New York City. Because of the children, although deactivated the lighthouse remains as a symbol of hope.
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