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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. […]

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,” […]

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