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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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Invasive Species Control US Fish & Wildlife

Check out this article on excellent article by Kristina Vagos, Wildlife Biologist at the Stewart B. McKinney NWR, on controlling invasive species of flora and fauna which appeared in the Connecticut Wildlife Magazine. The link will bring you to the Resource Management page of the US Fish & Wildlife website. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the link to the article.If you click on the link below. http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Stewart_B_McKinney/what_we_do/resource_management.html.

Faulkner’s March 17 Lecture Series

The Menagerie at the Beach

Join in a presentation and discussion of how the fish communities of Long Island Sound have changed over the last 30 years. Penny Howell, Senior Fisheries Biologist CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Division will show the results of comprehensive surveys of the Sound which have catalogued over 145 species of fish which make up a dynamic menagerie reflecting tremendous productivity as well as shifting habitats.

MARCH 17, 2015 AT 7:00 P.M. 

GUILFORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY