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