GUILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – For the first time in 16 years, the public got a chance Saturday to tour Faulkner’s Island off the Guilford coastline.

For just one day, people could anchor their boats off the island, which sits three miles from the Connecticut Coast, and boat taxis were used to take people to the island.

Many people took the opportunity to tour the island, including a lighthouse built in 1802.

Sarah Cody, News 8

The Faulkner’s Light Brigade plans to offer a yearly open house every September.

For more information on Faulkner’s Island, visit the Faulkner Island’s website.