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Mainers on the Titanic

Posted June 26, 2014, at 9:40 a.m.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine

For more information: 207-244-7065; swharbor.lib.me.us

Please join Mac Smith, author of the new book, Mainers on the Titanic, Tuesday evening, July 8, 5:30pm for a book talk and signing at Southwest Harbor Public Library.

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 Maine residents onboard as well. Their tales are retold, along with what was occurring in Maine 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 in Southampton, England to the sinking and rescue, and, for those who did not survive, of their final coming ashore in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “This is a unique and fascinating addition to the Titanic story” says Mary Anne Mead, Circulation Manager.

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

Under the Dogwood will be providing books for sale. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

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