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bobbys
09-10-2010, 10:35 PM
2d Day of School my Wife A first grade teacher read the story of The Little red light house, It was in her Book of stories and she drew a Lighthouse for the Children, The Kids were spell bound and asked if this was a real story, Well she looked it up and Yes there IS a little red light house and the kids all drew a Lighthouse, My wife printed out 2 pictures but one little boy grabbed one and would not let go. Perhaps Joe might snap a pic next time he sails under, At any rate a good time was had by all, Read a bit for yourself before beddy by time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Red_Lighthouse

Keith Wilson
09-10-2010, 10:57 PM
I read that book when I was a kid!

bobbys
09-10-2010, 11:06 PM
I read that book when I was a kid!.

Cool!.

I have never heard of it before..

I must have seen the light while sitting under the bridge looking for submarines.

Bruce Hooke
09-10-2010, 11:39 PM
I read that book when I was young too!

I thought about it last weekend because I was driving across the "Great Gray Bridge" (the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River).

Mike DeHart
09-13-2010, 10:07 AM
Go to Google Earth (maps tab on home page) and zoom in on the George Washington Bridge (Interstate 95 crossing the Hudson River) while in satellite view. The Little Red Lighthouse is very clearly visible next to the lower (southern) tower on the NY side. The Circle Line tour boat also runs past it and the cap'n points it out.

marshcat
09-13-2010, 10:13 AM
I still have a copy published in fifties I think. I have read it to my kids. The illustration of the fog taking human form and gently grasping the ships will be stuck in my mind forever. I was so relieved when the keeper finally showed up with his jangling set of keys.

Kevin G
09-14-2010, 07:19 AM
My g'kids visited there this past summer and enjoyed it very much. They are aged 6 and 8. They had read the book, and their parents used this day-trip as a follow up. There was a wait of about an hour, though.

KevinG

Joe (SoCal)
09-14-2010, 07:39 AM
Sailed past it with fellow formite Howard Sharp last year in his chebacco Lilly Catchpole

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Circumnavigating%20Manhattan/photo-550.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Circumnavigating%20Manhattan/photo-1328.jpg

As well as this summer when Renee and I bike rode across the Great Gray Bridge

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/1251102a.png