This September, the only gundalow in the world is coming to the Merrimack River for a week of programs! Join us for this informative program for kids about the history of the gundalow in advance of the boat's arrival. Educators from Portsmouth's Gundalow Company will teach kids what a Gundalow is before leading them in a few nautical activities.
A gundalow is a shallow drafted type of cargo barge which was once common in the Merrimack River. Gundalows were the equivalent of today's tractor-trailer rigs, carrying freight of up to 50 tons between ocean-going schooners and the growing towns and industries along the river.