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Faulkner Island postcard face - click to enlarge

Faulkner Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Faulkner Island

State: CT
Year established: 1802
Latitude: 41 deg 12 min 43 sec N
Longitude: 72 deg 39 min 19 sec W
Height above sea level: 94 feet

Original construction:
present 46-foot octagonal brick-lined stone tower attached to dwelling

1976 fire destroyed keeper's house; automated in 1978; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
flashing white every 10 seconds

Connecticut's second oldest lighthouse

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 135-138