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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 info@faulknerslight.org 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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Open House Reservations Full

All available spots on the ferry have been reserved. We are no longer able to accept reservations. Thank you!

Open House Schedule

Thanks to the continued support of our members and the dedication of the Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife manager Rick Potvin and his staff with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, we are once again able to host an Open House on Faulkner’s Island. The following schedule will be available for booking after August 17th. There will be 20 passengers on each trip on the ferry.

Tuesday September 8th: 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday September 9th: 5:00 p.m.

Thursday September 10th: 5:00 p.m.

Saturday September 12th: 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Reservations must be made in advance.Reservations can only be made on-line through our email address info@faulknerslight.org. You must be able to provide a cell phone number at the time of your reservation since weather conditions may change within a short period of time and for safety reasons, a trip will be cancelled within a very short notification time period. To insure the proper fit of PFD’s, children under the age of 8 years old will not be allowed on the ferry.

Sunday September 13th: NO FERRY TRANSPORTION FROM THE MAINLAND TO THE ISLAND,   A WATER TAXI WILL TRANSPORT BOATERS THAT ANCHOR WEST OF THE ISLAND FROM THE HOURS OF NOON UNTIL 4:00 P.M.

NO PRIVATE VESSELS WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE ISLAND BASIN AT ANY TIME! Persons with kayaks, canoes, or dinghies will be allowed to secure their crafts on the beach area just north of the basin.