On Monday, July 27, 7 p.m. at Belfast Free Library, Abbott Room, Charlene Knox Farris, Searsport historian, will speak about Searsport’s World War II hero, Capt. Edwin Earle Greenlaw.

Greenlaw is credited with rescuing eight members of his crew after they were cast into the Atlantic Ocean following a direct hit to their merchant steamship by a German U-Boat torpedo on Nov. 28, 1943. He and his men survived 39 days adrift in a lifeboat with a minimal amount of emergency supplies. Farris will tell of how Greenlaw kept his men focused, disciplined and hopeful, and she will explain how a ring the captain wore may have saved his life.

Farris was named the official town historian in 2010 and has immersed herself in the telling of stories about interesting characters and events.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 338-9229.