News : Dover Poised to Accept Free Gundalow

Oct 21, 2014

Originally published in Fosters Daily Democrat.

By Casey Conley

Gundalows sailed in local waters for centuries, bringing goods, people and wealth to the Garrison City. While the city's shipping heyday is long over, one of the historic vessels that made it possible could return to Dover for good.

The Gundalow Company of Portsmouth has offered to donate a replica gundalow to Dover at no charge. The City Council will consider the proposal during its Wednesday meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

If approved, the city plans to install the 70-foot by 17-foot vessel Edward H. Adams in Henry Law Park next year. City Recreation Director Gary Bannon said the boat will be incorporated into the $400,000 playground improvement project scheduled for summer 2015.

“If all the things come together, in a week or so we will own a gundalow,” Bannon said. “It will be donated with no strings attached.”

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