A Shallop is a smaller sized boat used for sailing or rowing in shallow waters.

The Shallop pictured on this page is described a:

“…the Dutch sloop or Shallop or boot or market barge, sometimes called a tjalk. When about 20 feet long it is sometimes called a boier. It was the customary craft on the Dutch inland sea and waterways and was rigged with a sprit mainsail and a staysail as here, and usually carried leeboards. “


“Harlem. State 2” by Wenceslaus Hollar (cicra 1644. Shows a Shallop style ship or Dutch sloop)

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Further reading


  • Book: “A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus” by Richard Pennington. 2002.