Lake Macquarie History

Interview with Phil Heaney proprietor of Alkira Boatshed on Stoney Creek at Toronto.

photo: phil heaney

This interview with Phil Heaney was recorded on 9th December 2021 on board the vessel Athena moored in Stoney Creek, Toronto. Phil is the proprietor of Alkira Boatsheds, a boat building and maintenance business

Phil was born in Sydney and developed an interest in boats at a young age. He completed his apprentiship as a shipwright with Bjarne Halvorsen in Sydney, before comencing his business on the shores of Stoney Creek in Lake Macquarie. In this interview Phil talks about his early life and setting up his business in Lake Macquarie.

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