The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge | TheHomeSchoolMomOn the Manhattan bank of the Hudson River, a small lighthouse--made of steel and painted bright red--proudly protects boats with his faithful beam. One day a great expanse of gray steel, which also shines a bright light into the fog and darkness, is built over it. The little red lighthouse feels insignificant and useless in comparison but soon learns that. A portion of the sales from this book will be donated to the Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse education and outreach programs. SWIFT wrote several books for children. Swift spent her life recording the lives of heroic Americans. Ward was also famous for his wood engravings, which are featured in museum collections throughout the United States and abroad.
The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge
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Hardcover H. Swift and Lynd Wardbut I wish I had taken the time to find it when they were aged and obsessed with boats and transportation! My kids are past grqy age where this would be a hit, Hardcover 2 product ratings 5. And they all live happily ever after?
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Every night a man climbs up to the top of the lighthouse and turns on its flashing light. National Park Service. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book every weekday and share my thoughts here on my blog. It's a good story and apparently true and reinforces the truth that everyone is important.
The lighthouse stands on Jeffrey's Hook, a small point of land that supports the base of the eastern pier of the bridge, which connects Washington Heights, Manhattan , to Fort Lee, New Jersey. The first attempt to reduce Hudson River traffic accidents at Jeffrey's Hook was a red pole which was hung out over the river. The land around Jeffrey's Hook was acquired by the city in , and later become Fort Washington Park. The current structure was built as the North Hook Beacon at Sandy Hook, New Jersey , where it stood until , when it became obsolete. It was operated by a part-time lighthouse keeper. When the George Washington Bridge was completed in , however, the lighthouse was considered to be obsoleted by the bridge's navigational lights,  and the Coast Guard decommissioned it and put out its light in , with the intention of auctioning it off. The northern path is very steep immediately north of the bridge, while the southern path is flat.
Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. The lighthouse felt that he would no longer be of any use but in the end he found that no matter if you are big or small everyone has something to offer. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I heard about this book on a talk show where the hosts were discussing their favorite children's books! About this product Product Information Rwd the Manhattan bank of the Hudson River, a small lighthouse--made of steel and painted bright red--proudly protects boats with his faithful beam.
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The story itself is nice and I like the idea behind this message of teamwork alongside recording a real series of moments in the history of the place but, absolutely hands-down, it is Ward's bpok illustrations that make this such a wonderful book. Lighthouses -- Fiction. See All Customer Reviews. The story itself is nice and I like the idea gra this message of teamwork alongside recording a real series of moments in the history of the place b.