Errol Verret and Garland Frederick

Wooden Boatbuilding

Henderson, St. Martin Parish

In 1991, master boatbuilder Errol Verret of Henderson taught apprentice Frederick Garland of Cecelia to build a cypress Atchafalaya skiff with a Louisiana Division of the Arts apprenticeship.

Apprentice Garland Frederick and master Errol Verret work on a cypress boat. Photo: Maida Owens.













Errol Verret and Garland Frederick

This apprenticeship profile was originally published in 2013 in the virtual booklet, Keeping It Alive: Cultural Conservation Through Apprenticeship, by Sheri Dunbar and Maida Owens.