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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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Tuesday, March 18 – The Breathing of the Bays

ALL LECTURES TAKE PLACE AT THE GUILFORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY AT 7:00 P.M.

Tuesday, March 18 - Join Dr. Jamie Vaudrey with a presentation entitled “The Breathing of the Bays:  a journey into green water.”  Long Island Sound is noted as America’s most urbanized estuary, but what does this mean to the life inhabiting these waters and we humans who depend upon the Sound for livelihood and recreation?  How do our daily habits and future choices influence the marine realm?  Long Island Sound includes over seventy small harbors and bays which serve as the entry point to people visiting the Sound.  While much is known about the status of the deeper portions of the Sound, very little is known about these small shallow embayment’s.  The shallow areas host a great diversity of habitats which in turn serve as nursery and feeding grounds for many commercially and recreationally important species.

The “Rising Seas” lecture by Dr. Adam Whelchel, Director of Science for the Nature Conservancy, has been rescheduled for TUESDAY, APRIL 22.

 

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