Smith speaks of Titanic survivors

Jun 13, 2014

Stockton Springs — Mac Smith, author of “Mainers on the Titanic,” will speak Wednesday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Stockton Springs Community Library, 6 Station St.

“Mainers on the Titanic” traces the stories of passengers on that fateful ship who had ties to Maine. Many of them were wealthy summer visitors to Bar Harbor, but there were other residents of state aboard as well. Their tales are retold, along with what was occurring in the state at the time.

Meticulously researched, this book reveals the agonizing day-to-day wait of Mainers for news of what really happened and tells the stories of Maine passengers, from their boarding to the sinking and rescue and, for those who survived, of their final coming ashore in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Autographed books will be available for purchase at the event.

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

Everyone is invited for the program, which is free; donations are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 567-4147 or visit stocktonspringslibrary.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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