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Night Light: 1962

Night Light: 1962

August 1962. New York. "The George Washington Bridge with its good neighbor -- The Little Red Lighthouse." The Jeffrey's Hook Light on the Hudson River. AA batteries not included. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. View full size.

 

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Little Lighthouse Tour to boot

I visited in 2002 and have attached a few of my pictures from that time frame. Must be a popular spot to take a picture. The perspective of the bridge with the diminutive lighthouse under it is an appealing shot. We also arranged a tour of the inside. You have to contact the NY Rangers who meet you at the light. They have a big a** skeleton key that opens the door. At that point, the Fresnel Lens was still there. Don't know if it is now.... On further observation, it is clear from my picture and the Google image that the Fresnel Lens is still in place, but the 1962 image clearly does not have the Fresnel in place.

+ 58 Years

Not much has changed. This is from Google maps.

The Little Lighthouse That Could

This lighthouse and bridge are the subject of a still-popular children's book published in 1942: "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge".

The popularity of the book was instrumental in saving the lighthouse.

Written by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift (1890-1977).

Illustrated by Lynd Ward (1905-1985).

Another fence added

Google Maps has a reasonable approximation of this view. In addition to yet another fence around the bridge base, there's now a blimp in the sky!

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8499289,-73.9462769,3a,37.5y,220.53h,106.2t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipPJ1_2AVQwRdO-ux_83tXg4JQ6mcoNZotxT5FLR!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipPJ1_2AVQwRdO-ux_83tXg4JQ6mcoNZotxT5FLR%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya99.532005-ro-0-fo100!7i4000!8i2000

[Once again: How to embed a Google Map -- Dave]

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