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Fog & Ice Speaker Series – Mainers on the Titanic with Author Mac Smith

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$5

Penobscot Marine Museum’s Fog & Ice Speaker Series kicks off with Maine’s connection to the famous ship that struck an iceberg and went down. 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 Mount Desert Island, but there were many other residents of the state aboard as well. Their tales are retold in a lively way here, 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. It’s a unique and fascinating addition to the Titanic story and to Maine history.

About the author: A Navy veteran of the First Gulf War and former news reporter for the Bar Harbor Times, Mac Smith lives in Stockton Springs, Maine, in the village of Sandy Point, where he is restoring the family homestead. He is the author of five books, including Siege at the State House and Disaster at Bar Harbor Ferry: Maine’s Worst Maritime Tragedy.

Free, suggested admission $5

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January 26
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$5
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