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FAULKNERS ISLAND LIGHT

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: LONG ISLAND SOUND
Nearest City: GUILFORD
County: NEW HAVEN
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1802



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1802
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1978
  • Foundation Materials: FIELDSTONE
  • Construction Materials: BROWNSTONE/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 46
  • Original Optic: 9 LAMPS, 16" REFLECTORS
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1840
  • Present Optic: 190 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1988
  • Height of Focal Plane: 94
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1922
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/MASONRY
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: TYPHON HORNS/ORIG. BELL/STEAM WHISTLE
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (BURNED 1976)
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: 2 CISTERNS, WOOD BOATHOUSE (CIRCA 1940), JETTY, OBSERVATION SHELTER, WHARF & BREAKWATER

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER) LEASE TO FAULKNER ISLAND BRIGADE/U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #89001467
Name of Listing: FALKNER'S ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE (OPERATING LIGHTHOUSES IN CONNECTICUT MPS)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1990

Miscellaneous:
SITE OF EARLY FOG SIGNAL EXPERIMENTS IN 1865 AND LATER IN 1902; THREATENED BY EROSION; ISLAND IS NOW A BIRD SANCTUARY AND PART OF THE STEWART B. MCKINNEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE



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