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Tuesday Night Speaker Sail: Oyster Farming and the Great Bay

Join the Gundalow and Steve Weglarz for a sail and talk about Oyster Farming on Great Bay. Steve Weglarz Steve grew up near the beach in Lynn, Massachusetts, learning about the ocean by exploring the tide pools and watching The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau TV series. He worked 2 summers on a gillnetter out of Nahant, wrestling dogfish bound for the UK fish and chips market. After graduating from UNH with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Steve worked for 11 years as manager of a commercial Atlantic Salmon farm for New England Fish Farming Enterprises in Bristol, NH. He […]

Tuesday Night Speaker Sail: Rise Above Plastics


Join the Gundalow and speaker Rebecca O’Brien as we head out for a sail and a talk. Rebecca O’Brien – Surfrider Rebecca served on the Portsmouth Zero Waste Committee from 2010-2011 passionate about helping our community strive to limit our consumption of non-recyclable packaged goods and find commonsense solutions to reducing waste.  Portsmouth Zero Waste and the Gundalow Company are both coalition members of Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics (RAP) initiative to: help mitigate the detrimental effects thin film, two-handled plastic carry-out bags are having on our communities, waterways, coastline and marine life. In 2013, Rebecca became very involved in the Ban […]

Enjoy a concert sail with the Overtones – Saturday, July 9 at 3PM


  Enjoy a special concert sail on the PISCATAQUA with the Overtones on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00PM. Enjoy a glorious summer afternoon of friendship and A Capella music while sailing down the river aboard the gundalow PISCATAQUA with Portsmouth Pro Musica’s ambassadors of song! Tickets for this special event are $50 each and refreshments will be served. Buy your tickets now!

Fathers Sail FREE June 19!

Celebrate Fathers Day abroad the gundalow PISCATAQUA this Sunday, and bring your father for free! We have three great sails to choose from, while tickets are still available. Up-River Sail from River House Dock – 12:00-2:45pm – $35 adults, $18 children under 13, FREE for your Father! Join us for an extended up-river sail departing from the River House Restaurant dock and sailing under three bridges. Sail past the towns of Kittery, Newington and Eliot. Picnics welcome or pre-order lobster rolls from the River House. This sail will end at the Prescott Park Dock, just a 5-minute walk from the River House […]

Tuesday Night Speaker Sail: Challenges Facing Great Bay

This Tuesday: June 15, 2016 join Jeff Barnum for a sail aboard the Gundalow and hear about the Challenges Facing Great Bay   Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper, through the Conservation Law Foundation working to address water quality issues throughout the Great Bay estuary. Jeff has a thorough knowledge of the estuary, having served as president of the Coastal Conservation Association of NH (CCA), where he focused on the health of our estuarine ecosystems. As a recreational fisherman who has fished Great Bay and the Piscataqua River, Jeff has witnessed  first-hand negative changes caused by water pollution, such as the loss of […]

Great Bay Clean Up


The Gundalow Company is joining forces with several local groups to help clean up Great Bay.  Together with Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership and UNH Cooperative Extension/The Stewardship Network: New England we are staging a 1 day clean up of multiple sites around Great Bay. During the month of May, volunteers around Great Bay have spent hours in their kayaks and canoes, surveying the shores of Great Bay to locate and map garbage and marine debris. Sadly, they found a lot. Check out the photos of some of their finds, below. Now we need more volunteers to help to clean it up! […]

Join the Effort: Marine Invasive Species Monitoring

  The Gundalow Company is excited to be taking action to protect the marine environment of the Piscataqua Region by becoming involved in a citizen science monitoring project through the Marine Invader Monitoring and Information Collaborative (MIMIC).  This project is run through the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and monitors 23 invasive species at over 38 sites from Rhode Island to Maine.  With no current monitoring in NH, the Gundalow crew and volunteers will be establishing 3 sites along the Piscataqua River under the guidance of Jeremy Miller from the Wells Reserve. Through this project, we’re hoping to provide valuable […]

Discover the Lighthouses of the Piscataqua


Join us June 14 from 6:00-8:00 as we kick start our summer speaker series!   This Tuesday, we will be joined by Jeremy D’Entremont: the foremost authority on the lighthouses protecting mariners from the perils of the rugged coast of New England.  Jeremy has been researching and photographing New England Lighthouses for close to thirty years. For much of that time he has also been a photographer, speaker, tour guide, preservationist, and author, publishing over ten books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and other maritime topics. He is Historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation, founder of the Friends of Portsmouth […]

Youth Apprenticeship 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 crew while underway, and supporting our education programs. While every apprentice will gain sailing, teaching and boat maintenance experience, we also offer apprentices the option to pursue their own interests within our organization. After acceptance into the apprentice program we will work to develop an individual plan. The apprentice program lasts a minimum of 5 days and costs $50. Each […]



Homeschool Program on the Gundalow Step aboard the Gundalow and head out on the Piscataqua River for an exciting 2.5 hour sail. While onboard, participants will set the sail, steer the vessel, learn to navigate, tow for plankton, and explore the human impact on our watershed. This program is geared towards students ages 7 and up. Available dates: Tuesday, May 10th 1:00 – 3:30pm Friday, May 13th 1:00 – 3:30pm Tuesday, June 14th 1:00 – 3:30pm Cost: $13 for students and $10 for adults Pre-registration is required – please sign up with the button below. If you have questions email: […]

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