When I was little, I loved a book about a little red lighthouse that was dwarfed by the construction of a new bridge. I was just thinking about that book recently, and made a mental note to ask my mother what the title was so I could get a copy and read it to my five-year-old.
Today I was browsing on the book-sale table at the Latrobe library, when the very book I was looking for jumped out at me:
A few minutes with Google revealed something I never knew… apparently there really was such a little lighthouse that was scheduled for demolition, but when this book was published in the 40s, it proved so popular that the authorities decided to preserve the little lighthouse instead. (Photo by The Insider.)
There’s even a Little Red Lighthouse Festival!