News : Gundalow Company Sets Sail for Second Season Aboard 'Piscataqua'

May 24, 2013

From Portsmouth Patch

By Tricia Dinkel

The details of history often tell the most compelling stories of how things came to be the way they are now. For Portsmouth, NH, much of the town’s history was formed not on land but by sea. In fact, the Gundalow Company, a Portsmouth-based nonprofit, is dedicated to ensuring that when it comes to the chronicling the region's history no one misses the boat.

In 1886, the last gundalow cargo barge, the Fanny M., departed from Adam’s Point in Durham and drawing to a close the historical rise and fall of the region’s commercial gundalow transportation. Nearly 100 years later, drawings of the Fanny M. were used to reconstruct the gundalow for people to learn how the vessel helped shape the New Hampshire coast.

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