Upcoming Events

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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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