Chaloupe 16th Century

Chaloupe 16th Century

Terry A.
This is a French chaloupe, or 'shallop' as it is known in the English language. The entire model is built from scratch. Hull and sail were made using soap bubble. This vessel is about 30 feet long. In 1608, John Smith brought a shallop with him to Virginia, transporting it in pieces, stowed in the hull of his ship. Once reaching his destination, the shallop was re-assembled and used to explore the Chesapeake Bay area. Shallops were carried about in larger fishing vessels at one point, and used to set nets, or spread the fishermen over an entire fishing ground. Such a vessel might be the type used by Huguenot deserters in 1564 who took up pirating in Cuba and DR after fleeing Fort Caroline. Signum Ops is my trademark. Do as you like with the rest. #chaloupe #oar #row #sail #sailboat #shallop
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