from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A flat-bottomed cargo vessel once common in Maine and New England rivers.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "gundalow" actually made about three knots an hour under her new rig.

    Breaking Away or The Fortunes of a Student

  • Note the gundalow model on top of one of the glass cases.

    Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict

  • Then she sailed out of the room, serene and majestic, like a seventy-four man-of-war, while I, a squalid, salt-hay gundalow, (Venetian blind-ed into _gondola_,) first sank down in confusion, and then rose up in fury and brushed all the hair out of my head.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863

  • Batteau and periagua still are used; and the gundalow, picturesque with its lateen sail, still is found on our northern New England shores.

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • Then somebody on board would tell a story of children who had drifted away beyond the harbor-bar and the light-house, and were drowned; and our boyish helmsman would begin to look grave and anxious, and would turn his boat and row us back swiftly to the safe gundalow and tumbledown wharf.

    A New England girlhood, outlined from memory (Beverly, MA)

  • From May through October, the gundalow will make several stops throughout the Seacoast, at ports in Kittery, Maine and Dover, Portsmouth, Durham and Greenland, N.H. Celebrate Your River events and concerts will be held at most of these locations.


  • He said when he helped winterize the boat last fall, he got "hooked" on the gundalow and decided to come back in this spring to lend a hand.


  • The gundalow will be open to the public for dockside tours and the Museums of Old York's John Hancock Warehouse will be open for tours and special activities for children.


  • For the past two weeks volunteers and members of the Gundalow Company have been working to prepare the gundalow for its busy summer agenda.


  • Each volunteer present at the Wednesday, April 15 gathering had his or her own reason for volunteering time on the gundalow.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.