CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Mac Smith, author of “Mainers on the Titanic” tracing the stories of passengers on that fateful ship who had ties to Maine, will speak at the Carrabassett Valley Library on Saturday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m.

In addition to the many passengers who were wealthy summer visitors to Mount Desert Island, there were many other residents of the state aboard the ship. Their tales are retold in a lively way, along with the sinking-related events in the state at that time.

Meticulously researched, this book reveals the agonizing day-to-day wait of Mainers for news of what really 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. 

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.

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