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Gundalow Company Hiring for Piscataqua

The non-profit Gundalow Company is looking for a Captain, On-Board Educator, and an Educator/Deckhand to work on their new gundalow, Piscataqua.

CAPTAIN
The full-time Captain will be responsible for all vessel operations, maintenance, programs and supervision of vessel crew and volunteers.

ON-BOARD EDUCATOR
The full-time seasonal (April-October) On-Board Educator will be responsible for delivering onboard programs for school groups and the public.

EDUCATOR/DECKHAND
The full-time seasonal (April-October) Educator/Deckhand will be responsible for presenting Piscataqua Maritime Region specific learning stations onboard, present shore-based education programs, and participate in shipboard maintenance and vessel operations.

For more information or to apply for a position, click here.

Gundalow Company Hiring for Piscataqua

The non-profit Gundalow Company is looking for a Captain, On-Board Educator, and an Educator/Deckhand to work on their new gundalow, Piscataqua.

CAPTAIN
The full-time Captain will be responsible for all vessel operations, maintenance, programs and supervision of vessel crew and volunteers.

ON-BOARD EDUCATOR
The full-time seasonal (April-October) On-Board Educator will be responsible for delivering onboard programs for school groups and the public.

EDUCATOR/DECKHAND
The full-time seasonal (April-October) Educator/Deckhand will be responsible for presenting Piscataqua Maritime Region specific learning stations onboard, present shore-based education programs, and participate in shipboard maintenance and vessel operations.

For more information or to apply for a position, click here.

Upcoming Events at Gundalow

Don’t miss your chance to attend the historic launch of our new gundalow on Saturday, December 10th!
Become a member today at the Mate level with a gift of $100 and receive a VIP pass for two to attend this momentous event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Also, Gundalow will host Energy Alternatives: a panel discussion, a free event on Wednesday, December 14. Visit their site for more information on both events.

Upcoming Events at Gundalow

Don’t miss your chance to attend the historic launch of our new gundalow on Saturday, December 10th!
Become a member today at the Mate level with a gift of $100 and receive a VIP pass for two to attend this momentous event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Also, Gundalow will host Energy Alternatives: a panel discussion, a free event on Wednesday, December 14. Visit their site for more information on both events.

Gundalow Company Receives Grant

The Gundalow Company has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Robbins-de Beaumont Foundation. The one-year grant will support the development and implementation of new “place-based” environmental programs in the Piscataqua Maritime Region. “It’s an honor to support an organization with such strong leadership, strategic planning, community support and willingness to collaborate and share insights,” noted John Robbins, Robbins-de Beaumont Foundation Advisory Board Member. “We’re excited to become a part of the Gundalow’s future programming.”

The Gundalow Company, which operates a replica of the flat bottom gundalows used to haul freight throughout the Piscataqua and Great Bay tidal region in the18th and 19th centuries, currently provides one-hour dockside programs for students aboard the Captain Edward H. Adams. The Robbins de Beaumont grant will support the development of more experiential education experiences, which will include topics such as maritime history, navigation, water quality, climate change and habitat exploration. These new programs will impact the way people relate to the Piscataqua Maritime Region and forge a lasting relationship between students’ and their environment.

“We are fortunate to receive this grant from the Robbins-de Beaumont Foundation,” said Molly Bolster, Executive Director of the Gundalow Company. “The gundalow provides a unique vehicle for maritime and environmental education and this grant will enable us to expand our program offerings and help us better achieve our mission of protecting the heritage of the Piscataqua region through education and action.”

About the Robbins de Beaumont Foundation

The Robbins-de Beaumont Foundation was founded in November 1992 so that the descendants of Josephine Colwell and Loring Robbins might have a vehicle for fostering training and education. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations whose goals are helping people reach their full potential as contributing members of their families, neighborhoods and society at large. Areas of special interest include: the education of children and adults in areas of parenting, volunteerism, employment/life skills, preservation of the environment, performing and visual arts and substance abuse.

Four-Part Lecture Series from Gundalow Company

“Human Impact in the Piscataqua Watershed: Then and Now”, Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 7:00 pm,

Gundalow Company Headquarters, 60 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Presented by Jeff Bolster, Associate Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire and David Burdick, Associate Professor of Marine Wetland Ecology and Restoration at the University of New Hampshire, the program will highlight the dramatic changes in the Piscataqua estuary and coastal Gulf of Maine during the last 400 years.

This program is the first in a four part series that will examine local water quality issues and explore ways in which we can all reduce our impact.

October 13: “Single Use, Single Serving Society: Plastics in Our Waters,” presented by Rian Bedard, Zero Waste Now

November 17: “Engaging Citizens to Protect Our Waters,” presented by Candace Dolan, Hodgdon Brook Project and the Southeast Watershed Alliance

December 15: “Supporting Sustainable Fisheries,” a panel discussion with Bob Campbell, Yankee Fisherman’s Coop; Carolyn Eastman, Eastman’s Fish Market; Ken LaValley, UNH Cooperative Extension; Sara Zoe Patterson, Seacoast Eat Local; and Roger Woodman, a commercial fisherman using 19th Century methods.

Contemporary Coastal Issues programs are funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act in conjunction with the NH Coastal Program and NH DES.

Contemporary Coastal Issue events are free and open to the public. For more information call (603) 433-9505 or email.

Art Exhibit and Auction to Benefit Gundalow Company

John W. Hatch: A Sense of Place,  Reception & Exhibit Opening,  Sunday, August 1, 2010, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Coolidge Center for the Arts,  Wentworth Coolidge Mansion, 375 Little Harbor Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801

This special exhibit features a collection of artwork by local artist, John W. Hatch (1919-1997) held in private collections. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the drawing, “The R/V Jere Chase at Appledore.” Donated by Maryanna Hatch, this piece will be sold in a silent auction to the highest bidder on  August 1st with proceeds benefiting the Gundalow Company. The exhibit will be open August 1-August 29, Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. The Captain Edward H. Adams will be docked at the Mansion and open for tours before the reception from 3:00-4:00 pm. Kindly RSVP to (603) 433-9505 or development@gundalow.org.