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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!

Tuesday Night Speaker Sail with Jeremy D’Entremont

Come join us Tuesday Aug 1st onboard the gundalow for a talk by Lighthouse Historian Jeremy D’Entremont.  The sail leaves from Prescott Park at 6:00 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 […]

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, […]

2017 Concert Cruise Schedule

Celebrate World Oceans Day

We’re full! Join us next time. Join the Gundalow Company for a double feature film night celebrating WORLD OCEANS DAY on June 8th in Sheafe Warehouse in Prescott Park.  We’ll start the night with a showing of Ocean Frontiers III and finish up with the story of the Viking Voyage on SNORRI.  This free event has been fully booked!

Studying Rockweed to Understand Climate

By Sue Kauffman Rockweed, it’s that slimy, slippery stuff along the shore, with all those rubbery bubbles that are fun to try to pop, right? Well, yes, but it’s so much more… Let’s take a closer look at one member of the rockweeds, Ascophyllum nodosum, also known as knotted wrack. It’s a common species of brown macroalgae that grows on sheltered hard surfaces in the mid-intertidal zone. Its long, draping fronds create important habitat, providing shelter, food, moisture, shade, and oxygen for many small marine animals. There’s a lot going on under that wet blanket of seaweed! Each individual A. […]

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