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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. […]

Announcing our Summer Speaker Series: On the Waterfront, Eclectic Stories from Above and Below the Piscataqua

On the Waterfront: Eclectic Stories from Above and Below the Piscataqua Gundalow Company is excited to announce our summer speaker series and special sails for 2017. Join us on the boat for a taste of history this summer!

Buy Your Rain Barrels Now

The Gundalow Company is working with Sky Juice to sell and distribute rain barrels this spring.  You can order your rain barrel online and then join us on Rig Up Weekend when we’ll arrive with a gundalow full of barrels at our dock in Prescott Park.  Gundalow’s have carried cargo in our rivers for hundreds of years and we’re excited to carry on the tradition with a boat full of rain barrels.  Join us on May 27th at 11:00 for a talk about rain barrels and then watch for the arrival of the PISCATAQUA at 11:30.  You can pick up your barrels […]

Piscataqua Science Cafe: Pollution Solutions

Our final Science Cafe of the spring in May 10th at the Portsmouth Brewery.  Come finish out the series with a talk about what you can do as an individual.

Rig Up Weekend

  The Gundalow Company is Celebrating the Season with Rig Up Weekend MAY 26 AND 27 * SHEAFE WAREHOUSE * PRESCOTT PARK Kick off our Public Sailing Season with music, activities, the christening of the Cocheco, and the naming of our three Piscataqua wherries Music on Friday with Frank Stewart, Kent Allyn, and Emery Hutchins Music on Saturday with Barbara Benn and Jeff Warner   May 26th 4:30-6:00: Chantey Sing, Christening of the Cocheco, and Raising the Yard Music with Frank Stewart, Kent Allyn and Emery Hutchins 6:00-8:00pm Gundalow’s First Public Sail of 2017 – special rate of $10 per person, […]

Teachers On The Estuary


TEACHERS ON THE ESTUARY: “TOTE” Wildlife and Fisheries in a Changing Climate June 28 & 29, 2017 – Great Bay Discovery Center, Greenland, NH Co-Sponsored by the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Gundalow Company Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE), is a program of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) that offers field-based professional development for teachers on watershed and estuary topics at Research Reserves. In this workshop, Reserves use local research and habitats as a context for introducing teachers to coastal science and issues such as climate change and sea level rise. This year’s TOTE is […]

African American Soldiers and Sailors of NH during the American Revolution with author and historian Glenn Knoblock

The Gundalow Company presents an evening Maritime History at the Portsmouth Library May 2nd at 6:30. One of the most interesting aspects of the American Revolution is the role played by African Americans in the fight for independence. Both free African Americans and those that were enslaved were key in manning state militias and Continental Army units, as well as serving on the high seas in the Navy and on privately armed ships. Indeed, their service to the colonies was crucial in a conflict that lasted nearly seven years. Prohibited from serving in military units and largely considered “undesirable elements,” […]

Volunteer for the Gundalow Company

Sailing season is just around the corner, which means it is time for Volunteer Training.  Come join an active volunteer community at the Gundalow Company and help protect the water and heritage of the region.  We are looking for volunteers to help as educators, deckhands, boat projects, monitoring projects and in the office!  Our volunteers help on their own time and we provide the training. To attend a training session and become a volunteer please email Gretchen and ich means it is time for Volunteer Training

Piscataqua Science Cafe: Raging Rivers: Is New England prepared for increasingly extreme weather?

Join the Gundalow Company and the Portsmouth Brewery for another night of lively conversation.  This month’s science topic is Raging Rivers: Is New England Prepared for Increasingly Extreme Weather?  Our panelists for this cafe are Mary Stampone and and Cliff Sinnott and the conversation will be moderated by Sam Evans Brown.  

Opportunities for High School Students at the Gundalow Company

Become a Gundalow Apprentice or Camp Counselor-in-Training this summer and gain experience on the water or working with youth.  Whether you are interested in marine science, sailing, history, or teaching, this is a one of a kind summer experience. These exciting opportunities give youth exposure to our award winning program and open up opportunities for the future.   Youth Apprentice Program Our apprenticeship program is a specially designed opportunity for youth ages 15 years and older. During our sailing season, each apprentice becomes part of the ship’s crew and participates in caring for the Gundalow, working with the Captain and […]

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