The First Annual Faulkner’s 5K to support the maintenance and preservation of this historic landmark will take place on Saturday, May 20th at 8 AM. Organized by the Faulkner’s Light Brigade, the race begins and ends at the Guilford Fairgrounds. Post race refreshments include Pizza from Naples Pizza truck, smoothies from Smoothie King, beer from Thimble Island Brewery in addition to water, fruit and other goodies. Sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank, Fresh Market, Naples Pizza, Royal Printing Service, Thimble Island Brewery, Grass Island Cruises and Big Y.
You can register for the 5K race on May 20 by clicking on this link: http://www.active.com/guilford-ct/running/distance-running-races/faulkner-s-5k-2017 . Join the fun! Save the lighthouse.
The Faulkner Island Tern camera is a partnership with Menunkatuck Audubon Society, The Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Preserve (McKinney NWR), and Faulkner’s Light Brigade. Funded by a grant from the Guilford Foundation the Webcam records activities of seals and birds on the rocky north spit of the island. Click here to view http://menunkatuck.org/conservation/falkner-island-cameras/tern.
Based on our recent visit to Faulkner’s Island in preparation for the Open House, we encountered a large number of black flies. They cluster on individuals and they bite. This infestation is most likely the result of the dry hot weather we have had this summer. Local sailors and fishermen are also complaining about them while on their boats. Regrettably the Faulkner’s Light Brigade Open House is cancelled for 2016, since it was felt that no one would want to be on the island with the flies. We look forward to better luck in 2017.
Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
THERE WILL BE NO FERRY TRANSPORTION FROM THE MAINLAND TO FAULKNER’S ISLAND THIS YEAR DUE TO WORK COMMITMENTS ON OTHER LONG ISLAND SOUND USF&WS SUPPORTED ISLANDS. A WATER TAXI WILL TRANSPORT PRIVATE BOATERS THAT ANCHOR WEST OF THE ISLAND FROM 12:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.
NO PRIVATE VESSELS WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE ISLAND BOAT BASIN AT ANY TIME. Kayaks, canoes, dinghies and other small vessels will be allowed to beach their crafts just north of the island boat basin from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a joint venture of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Coast Guard, and the Faulkner’s Light Brigade. Everyone’s safety is our primary concern. Inclement weather and/or high seas will cancel the event.
Cancellation information will be posted on the FLB web site: faulknerslight.org
Financial donations are suggested for all guests and will be used for the FLB’s basic mission of restoration and maintenance of the lighthouse.