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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. […]

Congratulations to Dominique!

Dominique Salvacion has announced that she has been offered an exciting opportunity and a significant promotion to go work at Idexx, a large global corporation based in Westbrook, Maine. She will be in charge of special events for veterinary clients as well as trade shows for veterinary products all over the US.   We are thrilled for her opportunity and wish her all the best.   Gundalow board, staff, and crew. July 8, 2016

Contemporary Coastal Issues Summer Speaker Series

Join us this summer for our summer speaker series sails.  This summer we welcome 14 speakers out on the Gundalow for a series of  lively discussion on Contemporary Coastal Issues that affect our region.  Our 2016 series features expert guest speakers from around the region that will join us to discuss fun and informative topics from local maritime and naval history to ecological and scientific issue.  This summer is one of our best yet! Choose a topic, bring a picnic, and join us for a sail.  Or better yet – come for the whole series. Tickets for these two-hour sails are a special low […]

Tuesday Night Speaker Sail: Challenges Facing Great Bay with Jeff Barnum

This Tuesday: July 12, 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 […]

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!

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