February 2021

Held at Swansea Library, with Scott Bevan as MC, our launch of the series featured well-known local boat builder, James Lewis Boyd, and the life story the much-loved Swansea resident Keven Harman.

James Boyd, who built over 200 boats at his Lake Rd shipyard, including 24 vessels for the American Army’s small ship fleet in WWII. A life-sized portrait of James Lewis Boyd at the Australian War Memorial acknowledges his contribution to the war effort.

Keven Harman is the star of our video The Old Man of the Sea. In his discussion with Scott Bevan, Keven mentioned how much he enjoyed being interviewed by HELM on his life’s adventures and achievements. He was surprised and pleased at how it stirred up memories he thought he’d long forgotten. As a thank you, Keven received from HELM a presentation case containing a photo, DVD of the video and a USB drive containing an audio of his full interview.