"The Andy Vo Shrimp Boat"
12 x 12 oils on gallery wrapped canvas
"The Lafitte skiff, developed in the 1930s by Emile Dufrene of Lafitte, LA, changed the shrimping and crabbing industry of south Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Originally built out of cypress, the semi-V design of the bow tapers to a flat stern. This provides stability and versatility, allowing the skiff to navigate the shallow waters of the coast to trawl for shrimp and crabs and to rush the perishable seafood to market."
"Early French settlers designed small boats that would easily navigate the waters between ships and in Louisiana's swamps. These boats were called French canots; they had a rounded bottom and a small fin that allowed them to go in shallow water. They became popular fishing boats and then oyster boats. These canots eventually became known everywhere as New Orleans Oyster Luggers."