All available spots on the ferry have been reserved. We are no longer able to accept reservations. Thank you!
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 email@example.com. 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.
At Henry Whitfield State Museum Sunday, August 16
Chat with a costumed interpreter describing the life of a 19-century lighthouse keeper at Faulkner’s Light. Admission also includes “Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse” exhibit and the 1639 Whitfield House.
Time: 10 am-4 pm, Cost: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors & Students, $5 Children (6-17), free for children under 6. Parking is free. Reservations: Contact Michael McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 453-2457.
No decision will be made regarding the September Open House until August 10, while we confirm transportation availability.
The newest addition to the Brigade is the Environmental Education Committee. Initially, the committee will promote and support local student efforts to encourage ocean stewardship. The first initiative will be the “Rakefish Project”. The “Rakefish Project” is a collaborative, traveling, research endeavor that is demonstrated through art on the topic of marine litter. The purpose of the project is to bring awareness of how human habits and behaviors, involving single use plastic products, have had a profound negative impact on the environment. The project began in the Guilford Public Schools as an art project.
The “Rakefish” sculpture is a 4 foot long fish made mostly of broken plastic rake and it was created by third grade students in 2011. The sculpture has traveled extensively, visiting host schools across the United States and Australia. The sculpture is currently in Japan. In addition to “Rakefish”, Guilford art students have created two sea turtle sculptures, made mostly of plastic waste materials. They are designed to offer students the same research opportunities and interactive components as the original “Rakefish”. All of the sculptures are part of the “Sea of No Plastic” initiative, (seaofnoplastic.org) which functions as an information hub for all three sculptures. Currently, both of the sea turtle sculptures are preparing to visit host schools. One will be sent to the Dominican Republic and the other will be sent to Mystic, CT. Click on the Project Rakefish tab for more information.