Lighting up readers' hearts and imaginations since it was first published in 1942, this is the story about a lighthouse that stands near the George Washington Bridge in New York City. On 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 small can be mighty! The importance of small things in a world dominated by great size is illustrated in this real-life story of a lighthouse on the shores of the Hudson River. The role of the little lighthouse is revealed when a violent storm threatens the safety of the boats on the river.