Gundalow Replica Moving to NH Children’s Museum

The Edward H. Adams being moved to the New Hampshire Children's Museum. Photo/Gundalow Company
The Edward H. Adams being moved to the New Hampshire Children’s Museum. Photo/The Gundalow Company

RogerWoodNews reports that the Edward H. Adams, one of the only 2 replica gundalows in existence, is being moved permanently to the New Hampshire Children’s Museum in Dover.

Built in 1982, the Adams is a replica of the flat-bottomed vessels that were used to carry cargo up and down the rivers of Southern New Hampshire and Maine, in the days before roads connected the major towns and cities. The gundalows had Lateen sails mounted on masts that could be lowered to pass under bridges, and used the tides to help them travel up- or downriver.

The Adams’ replacement, the Piscataqua, remains bases in Portsmouth, NH, and is used to take student groups and the public on educational sails.

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