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Faulkner's Island Light
Guilford, Connecticut
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Location: Long Island Sound; Nearest city: Guilford, Connecticut
41 12 43 N
72 39 13 W
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Accessibility: The island is a protected nesting area and is not open to the public most of the summer. There is usually an annual open house in September for those who can reach the island with their own boats.
Station established: 1802; Present lighthouse built: 1802; Automated: 1978
Construction material: Stone with brick lining
Height of tower: 46 feet; Height of focal plane: 94 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1856); Present optic: VRB-25 (solar powered)
VRB-25 optic
Characteristic: Flashing white every 10 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1922 fog signal building, boathouse (c. 1940), observation shelter, two cisterns
Faulkner's Island is owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is part of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. The lighthouse is an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. The lighthouse and other buildings are maintained by:
Faulkner's Light Brigade
P.O. Box 444
Guilford, Connecticut 06437
(203) 453-8400
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Guilford, CT
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