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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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Snow on Faulkner’s Island!


Faulkner’s Light Brigade offering Ferry Tour

FAULKNERS LIGHT BRIGADE will be making (3) narrated trips out and around Faulkner’s Island on Tuesday July 22, Wednesday July 23 and Thursday July 24, weather permitting. The USF&WS Landing Craft will be departing each day at 5:30 p.m. from the Guilford Marina boat launch. Guests should arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. to prepare to board the boat. For safety reasons, no children under 8 years old are allowed. Since there are 1,000’s of birds on the island, landing on the island is not possible during the summer months but a narrated tour will be providing information about the island, the birds, and the lighthouse.

Reservations must be made in advance through the Faulkner’s Light Brigade website: Please email us at Please leave your name and a contact number so that we can confirm your reservation.   Reservations are required and there will only be 20 individuals on each of the three trips. There will be no charge for these trips but we do hope that if you are not a member of the Faulkner’s Light Brigade, you consider becoming one to support our efforts in the preservation and upkeep of both the island and the historic lighthouse.