George Washington Lighthouse

Did you know there’s a small lighthouse beneath the George Washington Bridge called The Little Red Lighthouse?

“The Little Red Lighthouse stopped being used as a functional lighthouse long ago, but over the years this 40-foot-high structure has become a beacon of another kind. Located underneath the George Washington Bridge along this treacherous section of the Hudson River once known as Jeffrey’s Hook, this is one of the few surviving lighthouses in New York City and serves as a quaint reminder of the area’s history.”


“The Coast Guard planned to auction off the lighthouse, but an outpouring of support for the beacon helped save it. The outcry from the public was prompted by the children’s book, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, written by Hildegarde Swift and Lynd Ward in 1942.”


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My name is Dave Beckerman. I am a fine art photographer working in New York City.

One thought on “George Washington Lighthouse”

  1. It was very important to me as a kid. My mom read me the story and took me there several times. I went there in the ’80s when getting there meant hoping that no one came out of the bushes and robbed you!

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