Faulkner’s Light Brigade
The Faulkner’s Light Brigade (FLB) was formed as a commission of the Guilford Preservation Alliance in 1991. Its fundamental mission was to investigate the ways and means of saving the historic Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse and the island itself from threatening erosion in the east embankment.
Faulkner’s Island Light has been waging a war with nature. Erosion has been eating away at the bluff the lighthouse stands on at a rate of at least six inches per year, so that the tower now stands about 35 feet from the brink. In 1991, to try to save the venerable structure, the nonprofit Faulkner’s Light Brigade was founded as a commission of the Guilford Preservation Alliance. The Faulkner’s Light Brigade now has about 1,000 members. The rescue of Faulkner’s Island Light is well underway, but the Faulkner’s Light Brigade still needs your support. Learn more…
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Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
THERE WILL BE NO FERRY TRANSPORTION FROM THE MAINLAND TO FAULKNER’S ISLAND THIS YEAR DUE TO WORK COMMITMENTS ON OTHER LONG ISLAND SOUND USF&WS SUPPORTED ISLANDS. A WATER TAXI WILL TRANSPORT PRIVATE BOATERS THAT ANCHOR WEST OF THE ISLAND FROM 12:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.
NO PRIVATE VESSELS WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE ISLAND BOAT BASIN AT ANY TIME. Kayaks, canoes, dinghies and other small vessels will be allowed to beach their crafts just north of the island boat basin from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a joint venture of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Coast Guard, and the Faulkner’s Light Brigade. Everyone’s safety is our primary concern. Inclement weather and/or high seas will cancel the event.
Cancellation information will be posted on the FLB web site: faulknerslight.org
Financial donations are suggested for all guests and will be used for the FLB’s basic mission of restoration and maintenance of the lighthouse.