News : Gundalow Piscataqua

May 3, 2013

From Coastal Home

If you are looking for a memorable boat tour of Portsmouth Harbor, take a two-hour sail on the gundalow Piscataqua. For three centuries, wooden sailing cargo barges, or gundalows, were common sights on the Piscataqua River. Now you can step back in time onboard the Piscataqua, which was built in 2011 as a sailing classroom for students, visitors, and community members.

Whether you choose a mid-day, afternoon, or sunset sail you will see Portsmouth Harbor from a new perspective. The crew will explain the sights as you sail past tankers, lighthouses, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Check the online schedule for special "Up-River Sails" toward Dover point and Great Bay. Private charters are available, where guests can select a route up the Cochecho River or to Adams Point.

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