2016-04-21 / Community News

Author of Titanic book to speak at McArthur

Author Mac Smith will be at McArthur Library 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at to discuss his book, “Mainers on the Titanic.”

“Mainers on the Titanic” traces the stories of passengers who had ties to Maine. Many of them were wealthy summer visitors to Mount Desert Island, but there were many other residents of the state aboard as well. Their tales are retold in a lively way, along with the sinking-related events in the state at that time. Meticulously researched, the book reveals the agonizing day-to-day wait of Mainers for news of what happened to their loved ones aboard and tells the stories of Maine passengers from their boarding to the sinking, rescue, and arrival back in the country, and, for those who did not survive, their final coming ashore in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It’s a unique addition to the Titanic story and to Maine history.

A Navy veteran of the First Gulf War and former news reporter for the Bar Harbor Times, Smith lives in Stockton Springs, in the village of Sandy Point, where he is restoring the family homestead. This is his first book.

Events at the library are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information call the library at 284-4181.

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