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Calling All Volunteers: Come Join Us on the Gundalow

Join Us on the Water and Volunteer on the Gundalow Join the crew onboard the Gundalow as a volunteer.  The Gundalow Company operates the vessel, Piscataqua and is committed to preserving the maritime heritage and marine environments of the Piscataqua Region through education and action.  Volunteers are an integral part to our education programs and our public sails, and we couldn’t sail without them.  There are many different ways to get involved with the non-profit Gundalow Company.  Volunteers help onboard as deckhands and educators, they work at tent events, they lend a hand in the office, and participate in citizen […]

Brunch on the Gundalow

2016 Brunch Sail Join us for special two-hour sails with brunch aboard the Gundalow on the waters of the Piscataqua River. Relax while enjoying our buffet of fruit, pastries, juice, coffee and more while plying the waters around Portsmouth. To celebrate the local, sustainable foods that come from our waters we will be sailing with Amanda Parks from New England Fishmonger who will share her passion for sourcing local, sustainably caught fish to the community.  Adults are invited to bring their own beverages. DATE: August 21st TIME: 11:30-1:30 COST: $40 per person You can learn more about New England Fishmonger […]

Tuesday Night Speaker Sail: History of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Join us Tuesday August 9 for a sail and talk by Gary Hildreth of US Navy Public Affairs about the History of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  The sail leaves from our dock at Prescott Park at 6:00 and returns at 8:00. Bring a picnic and join us for this specially priced $18 sail!  You can find tickets on our site here. GARY HILDRETH is a retired submariner who fell in love with Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the New Hampshire/Maine Seacoast area. After a full naval career of nearly 29 years, Gary began his second career as a member of the Shipyard’s […]

Fall Homeschool Sail

Step aboard the Gundalow and head out on the Piscataqua River for an exciting sail designed just for homeschool families.  While aboard, participants will set the sail, steer the vessel, take part in learning stations and spend time connecting with the Piscataqua Maritime Region. This fall our Homeschool Sail will take place on Friday, Sept 16 from 2:00-4:15 in Great Bay.  The boat will leave from Adams Point in Durham for a 2 hour and 15 minute sail.  While aboard the Gundalow, we will test for water quality, do a plankton tow, learn some knots, and more! Whether you’ve sailed with us […]

Tuesday Night Speaker: How’s the Estuary Doing? How do we Know? Why Should we Care?

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This week we welcome Kalle Matso aboard to discuss the Estuary, how it’s doing, and why we should care.  Your ticket includes a 2 hour sail and a talk and discussion about the state of our Estuary. Bring a picnic and join us for this specially priced $18 sail!  You can find tickets on our site here. As the Coastal Science Program Manager at PREP, Kalle is responsible for developing and managing the science-based programs and projects. Before coming to PREP, Kalle helped manage the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative, a partnership between the University of New Hampshire […]

Crew for a Day: Summer Camp

Join us for a day and become a junior member of the crew! Our crew for a day program is designed to give kids a taste of life on the Gundalow.  We will swab the decks, set the sail, steer, stand bow watch, tie some knots, and spend the day on the water.  Depending on the day sometimes our crew can be found towing for plankton, learning to navigate, or singing a sea chanty.  You can sign up for 1 day or join us for all 3! Dates: August 2, 9 ,16 Ages: 8-13 Times: 10:00 – 2:00 To Register […]

Tuesday Speaker Sail: Alexa Hilmer

Join us this Tuesday night for our speaker series. This week we are joined by Alexa Hilmer from the Shoals Marine Lab.  Alexa will be discussing the history of the Shoals Marine Lab during our 2 hour sunset sail from 6:00-8:00.  Tickets for this sail are a special $18 Alexa Hilmer currently acts as the External Relations Coordinator for Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) on Appledore Island in the Isles of Shoals, and has worked in many other capacities for SML over the last 6 years. As an undergraduate at Cornell University, Alexa first visited the Shoals to take a marine […]

Tuesday Night Speaker Series: Wendy Turner

Join us for a special Gallery Tour and Sail with Wendy Turner: Island Light: Art and a Sail The evening will start with a gallery tour with the artist at her exhibit at Discover Portsmouth from 4:00-5:00 followed by a sunset sail on the Gundalow with the artist from 5:30-7:30 Born in Boston in 1954, Turner grew up on Cutts Island in Kittery Point, Maine. She received her BFA and MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. After living in Sedona, Arizona, the San Francisco Bay area and Key West, she returned to Maine in 1981 where she lives at Sea […]

5 Actions for our 5th Year of Sailing

We’re celebrating our fifth year of sailing by highlighting 5 actions we’re taking to preserve the marine environment and our maritime heritage of the Piscataqua Region.  The Gundalow Company works closely with our volunteers, passengers, crew and staff, and organizations from around the region to improve our watershed in a variety of ways. Great Bay Clean Up In June, the Gundalow joined PREP and the Stewardship Network of New England for the first ever Great Bay Clean Up.  We picked up over 360 pounds of trash from around Great Bay and plan to continue the effort throughout the summer.  Learn more here. Ocean […]

Teacher Workshops on the Gundalow

Join the Gundalow for a one of a kind teacher workshop: Exploring our Watershed Our Professional Development programs are designed to bring teachers and educators together aboard the Gundalow for a chance to experience the Piscataqua River first hand. During your time on the boat you will have the opportunity to collect plankton, discuss our watershed, try your hand at using our scientific equipment and experience sailing on the only operating Gundalow in the world.  The workshop is designed to immerse educators in our maritime heritage and marine environment while providing them with ideas for transferring these ideas into the classroom. […]

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