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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’s Photo Contest

At our September open house photographer buffs were invited to tour the island, shoot pictures and enter there photos in the Annual Faulkner’s Island open house contest. The weather was very cooperative and the sunset beautiful as you can see from the winning photos. Photos were submitted to the Faulkners Light Brigade Board of Directors for selection of the winners.

This year’s winners of the Open House photo contest are:

First Place – Photo by Allison Maltese

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Guilford Citizens Day Parade

Fred Farnsworth with Bill Bussman

Fred Farnsworth with Bill Bussman

Faulkner’s Island Open House Paddle

From Rich Wells
I would like to thank you for a great visit to Faulkner’s Island yesterday.   The 25 kayakers from the Connecticut Sea Kayaker’s Association (ConnYak) who paddled out and back enjoyed of visit.   It was great to visit the island that so many of us enjoy paddling around. Some of our group paddled over to Goose Island and were able to see the seals. The trip back was a little bumpy, but everyone returned with smiles on their faces!
A number of the members of our group organize paddles on the weekends.    Erik Baumgartner was the organizer of this paddle.    You can find his contact information, a description of the paddle and pictures at the following MeetUp Group site