Book Talk: Mac Smith, 'Mainers on the Titanic'


Arts & Entertainment
Aug 06, 2019
6:30 PM

Palermo Community Library, 2789 Route 3, and Palermo Historical Society, present Maine author Mac Smith discussing his book, 'Mainers on the Titanic.'

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 the 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 on the Titanic, and tells the stories of Maine passengers from their boarding to the sinking and rescue; and, for those who survived, of their coming ashore in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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

Copies of Mac Smith’s books will be available for purchase. FMI: 993-6088, palermo@palermo.lib.me.us or palermo.lib.me.us.