Past Events & Announcements

Pistcataqua Science Cafe: Right Whales in the Wrong Places

This fall we are kicking off our science cafe series with a discussion on Right Whales.  These lively conversations at the Portsmouth Brewery are the perfect way to spend an evening talking science in a relaxed setting.  Doors open at 5:00 and the conversation starts at 6:00!  

Stories From the Field: Celebrating Citizen Science in NH

“There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.” – Ursula K. Le Guin We all have a story to tell. Join us for a captivating evening of stories from your family, friends, and neighbors. A first of its kind event at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth where we will feature the faces, places, and stories of citizen science in New Hampshire. *free event, cash bar and light refreshments will be served Pre-registration is suggested.  Register at  

Labor Day Speaker Sail with Jeremy D’Entremont

Come join us Monday Sept 4 onboard the gundalow for a talk by Lighthouse Historian Jeremy D’Entremont.  The sail leaves from Prescott Park at 5:00 and we will visit two of New Hampshire’s historic lighthouses. On this evening’s cruise, Jeremy will recap the fascinating history of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, New Hampshire, and Whaleback Lighthouse in Kittery, Maine. He will also discuss Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses’ extensive restoration work on both lighthouses, and the plans for a new docking system at Whaleback. He will tell about the fascinating human history of lighthouse keepers and their families, and […]

Special Tuesday Night Speaker: Ocean Plastics: Science Aimed to Inform Solutions

Tuesday, August 22nd we again welcome Kara Lavender Law aboard the Gundalow for a special talk and sail about ocean plastics.  While we sail down the river aboard the Gundalow for a sunset sail we’ll touch on some of the challenges and possible solutions for one of the big challenges facing our oceans. Purchase tickets on our website.

Tuesday Night Speaker Sail: Coast Guard History on the Seacoast

Join us this Tuesday August 15th when we welcome Timothy Newton onboard the gundalow for a special talk on Coast Guard History on the Seacoast.  Purchase tickets here.

Speaker Sail on the Gundalow: The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard from a Submariner’s Perspective

Come Sail with us for a special speaker sail Friday August 25th at 5:30!

Speaker Sail with Rod Watterson: Portsmouth: World War II Boomtown

Sail with us Tuesday July 18, 6-8pm on our next Speaker Series Sail: Rod Watterson will join us for his talk “Portsmouth: World War II Boomtown.” Portsmouth became a World War II boomtown when employment at the navy yard quadrupled to more than 20,000 workers. During the war, the yard set records for submarine production which will never be broken, including the building of thirty-two in one year (1944) and the launching of four in one day. Watterson’s presentation will focus on the yard’s remarkable wartime performance and the formidable harbor defense system that was needed to protect such a […]

Tuesday Night Speaker Sail with Sam Reid: What is a Life Saving Station – and why restore Wood Island?

This Tuesday Night, July 11, we are excited to welcome Sam Reid aboard the Gundalow for a talk about the restoration of the Wood Island Life Saving Station.  During this sail, we’ll travel by Gundalow to the mouth of the harbor where we can view and discuss the current project.  Tickets are available for a special $30 rate and can be purchased here. About Sam Reid: Sam Reid didn’t mean to become the President of the Wood Island Life Saving Station Association.  But when the Town of Kittery, owners of the historic life saving station, announced that they planned to […]

Tuesday Night Speaker: The Working Girls of the Waterfront’s Red Light District

  Come about Tuesday July 4th for a special talk on the PISACATAQUA with Lou Ferland.  Tickets available on our website!    

North Pole Sail – July 2 at 1230pm

Time Travel to the North Pole with “Matthew Henson” on July 2nd Portsmouth, New Hampshire (June 28, 2017) — In 1884, thanks to the rescue organized by New Hampshire’s William Chandler, US Secretary of the Navy (and later US Senator for New Hampshire) the survivors of Adolphus Greely’s failed 1883 expedition to reach the North Pole were brought to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and “enjoyed” an elaborate parade through the streets. In 1909, Robert Peary, Matthew Henson and their Eskimo guides used Adolphus Greely’s camp at Fort Conger in the High Arctic as a base camp. On April 6, 1909, Peary, Henson, […]

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