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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 […]

Introducing the newest Gundalow, ‘Cocheco’

We’re so excited to share with you the hard work of Gundalow volunteer Dane Drasher.  Over the winter Dane has worked to create the most recent Gundalow, ‘the Cocheco.’  This Gundalow is about 5 feet long and built with both function and beauty in mind.  From the tiny details in the cabin to the working brail lines, this gorgeous boat will make its own way around the Piscataqua Region visiting classrooms, libraries, senior centers and so much more.  The boat is truly a work of art and we are completely blown away with the commitment and work of Dane.

Gundalow Company wins Sea Education Award for “excellence in education programs under sail”

  Gundalow Company takes top award for marine education from Tall Ships America Portsmouth NH – At its recent annual conference in Boston, Tall Ships America – the national organization for hundreds of educational sail training vessels – awarded the Gundalow Company its coveted Sea Education Award for “excellence in education programs under sail”. In the five years since Portsmouth-based non-profit Gundalow Company launched The Piscataqua – a reproduction of the gundalows that were the workhorses of the Seacoast waterways for hundreds of years – thousands of school children from 46 different schools throughout the region have been out on […]


piscataqua flicks

April 6, 2017 – 6pm Music Hall Loft, Portsmouth, NH The Gundalow Company presents Piscataqua Flicks at the Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth on THURSDAY April 6th at 6pm with a series of short films from Young Voices for the Planet followed by our feature film, Chasing Ice.  This film night will highlight the global challenges of melting ice and a warming climate and share creative, community level solutions towards change. Young Voices for the Planet short films feature youth speaking out, creating solutions, changing laws, changing minds and changing society as they reduce the carbon footprint of their homes, schools […]

Gundalow Homeschool Program: Scientists at the Shoreline


Gundalow Homeschool Program: Scientists at the Shoreline Join us this spring for a 5 week long homeschool science course. The Gundalow Company delivers place-based, inquiry driven education programs that take students outside to experience science and exploration first hand.  Place-based education focuses on learning about science that is occurring right here in our own back yards.  This course includes 4 weeks of 1 hour outdoor classes along the waterfront of Portsmouth NH culminating in a 2.5 hour sailing and science exploration that starts in Portsmouth and ends in Dover.  We will trace the Piscataqua and Cocheco rivers from the Harbor right up […]

Become a Gundalow Volunteer

The Gundalow Company is lucky to have a wonderful group of active volunteers who help keep the boat running, the programs going, and the even help monitor the health of our rivers.  We are currently accepting applications for additional volunteer positions.  You can learn more about the specific volunteer positions and  find an application at this link:

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