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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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Faulkner Island Open House 2014

Weather permitting and with reasonably calm seas, Faulkner’s Light Brigade and US Fish & Wildlife Service is offering ferry trips out to Faulkner’s Island on Tuesday September 2nd, Wednesday September 3rd, Thursday September 4th at 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday September 6th at 9:00 a.m. and 1:oo p.m. Visitors will have an hour on the island and will have an opportunity to go up in the lighthouse. For safety reasons, no children under 8 years with be allowed on these trips. There will be no charge, but we hope that visitors will make a “good will offering” either on the island or at the registration tent. All proceeds will be used for maintenance of the historic lighthouse. Reservations for the ferry must be made through our email address at Passengers should supply a cell phone number, as cancellation of each trip may be done on short notice due to weather and/or sea conditions.

The island will be open to private vessels on Saturday September 6th. Please anchor west of the island. A water taxi will be available from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. No private vessels will be allowed in the boat basin.  Dingy, small launch, and kayaks can land on the beach north of the basin. [Read More...]