Peter Marteka covers the town of Glastonbury for The Hartford Courant. As a multimedia reporter, I try to communicate with my readers in a variety of ways including the print newspaper edition, the Glastonbury homepage on, Twitter and Facebook. In addition to stories, be sure to check out my videos and photo galleries. He also writes the award-winning “Nature” column that runs each Sunday. Each week, he explores a preserve or state park – something off the beaten path – and brings that to readers in a column along with a photo gallery that runs online.

Read full bio

Peter Marteka

Peter Marteka

Nature's Path & Way To Go

E-mail | Twitter
Faulkner's Island Light — Lonely Outpost Full Of History Off Guilford Shore

Faulkner's Island Light — Lonely Outpost Full Of History Off Guilford Shore

September 12, 2014

A terrible gale lashed Long Island Sound on a winter's night in 1805. Faulkner's Island lighthouse keeper Joseph Griffing woke the next morning to survey the damage and glanced to the west to Goose Island, where he saw a ship wrecked on the rocks. He rowed his small boat out to the vessel to discover its crew of seven men dead — frozen to one another in a final embrace to keep warm.

CTnow is using Facebook comments on stories. To comment on articles, sign into Facebook and enter your comment in the field below. Comments will appear in your Facebook News Feed unless you choose otherwise. To report spam or abuse, click the X next to the comment. For guidelines on commenting, click here.

Travel Troubleshooter

Ed Perkins on Travel

Travel News