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Faulkner’s Light Brigade

Built in 1802, Faulkner's Island Lighthouse is Connecticut's second oldest lighthouse tower, and is the only active light station on an island in the state. Faulkner's Island is about three and one half miles offshore from Guilford, Connecticut. Faulkner's Light Brigade is charged with the care, education and preservation of the island and it's celebrated lighthouse. (The exact location is 41 12 43 N, 72 39 15 W. Click here for a Mapquest map of the location.)

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Don’t let the Light go Out

Faulkner’s Light Brigade is starting a capital campaign to raise funds for the Faulkner Island Lighthouse ongoing repair and maintenance and other island projects.  Painting and maintenance of the lighthouse has been funded solely by contributions from members of the Faulker’s Light Brigade for the last 20 years. Ideally painting and repair should be performed every five years. The cost of painting and repair completed in 2011 was $121,000.

SingleFAMBrick As part of this capital campaign effort, we are selling engraved bricks for the pathways around the island, which are designed to protect tern nests and eggs, while allowing access to the lighthouse and service building. We offer you the opportunity to participate in this exciting project. You may purchase a 4 x 8 inch brick, engraved with up to 3 lines of text (of your choosing) for $75.00, or an 8 x 8 inch brick engraved with up to 6 lines for $150.00. A line of text may contain up to 20 characters, including spaces and punctuation. If ordering more than one brick, please use one form for each brick. Checks should be made payable to  Faulkners Light Brigade, PO Box 444, Guilford, CT 06437.  Please call us at 203-453-8400 or email with any questions.

The commemorative bricks will line the walkway in a random pattern. By purchasing one or more bricks, you show your support for maintaining the lighthouse and preserving the wild life habitat.  The 1802 lighthouse is not only an aid to navigation but is also a local treasure. Faulkner’s Light Brigade thanks you for your support.

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Lighthouse Lecture Series Feb. 17

Susan TamulevichJoin us for a presentation by Susan Tamulevich, Director of the New London Maritime Society 7 pm at the Guilford Free Library. Over the past four years, the New London Maritime Society has received ownership of three lighthouses: New London Harbor in 2010, Race Rock in 2013,

Ledge Light in 2014, and led an unsuccessful effort to win a fourth at auction: Little Gull in 2012 at the Guilford Free Library 7pm. NLMS executive director Susan Tamulevich will talk about the unusual variety lighthouses off New London, the responsibilities of lighthouse stewardship, and the Society’s annual lighthouse summer programming, including winning Yankee Magazine’s award for “Best Lighthouse Boat Tour’ and the restoration of Harbor ‘Pequot’ Light in 2014.

Ledge Light

Ledge Light

Race Rock

Race Rock

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January Lecture Guilford Library January 20, 7pm

Don’t miss our January Lecture Series at the Guilford Library January 20, 7pm on the restoration and 38th voyage of the whaler,Charles W. Morgan. [Learn more…]