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Mainers on the Titanic
     

Mainers on the Titanic

by Mac Smith
 

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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 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

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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 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 and tells the stories of Maine passengers from their boarding to the sinking and rescue, and, for those who survived, of their final coming ashore in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It's a unique and fascinating addition to the Titanic story.

Editorial Reviews

GeorgeSmithMaine.com
Until I read Mainers on the Titanic, I had no idea of the scope of that tragedy or how it impacted our state. Mac Smith of Stockton Springs brings it home, in a very compelling way. I was captivated – and astonished.
Published this year by Down East Books, this is no dull history. Mac’s book includes everything from various newspapers’ accounts to poems written by survivors and others. It’s not a long book, just 200 pages, but Mainers on the Titanic is a story you will never forget.
The Camden Herald
Mainers on the Titanic traced the stories of passengers on that fateful ship who had ties to Maine. . . .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 reaveals the agonizing day-to-day wait of Mainers for news of what happened to their loved ones. . . .It's a unique and fascinating addition to the Titanic story and to Maine history.
Kennebec Journal
Stockton Springs author Mac Smith's debut nonfiction book tells the dramatic story from a unique angle. . . .This is a gripping tale of life and death at sea, where heroism, sacrifice, grief and survival reveal much about men and women in deadly crisis. . . .He smartly includes the chaos and confusion among the public desperate for news, the primitive system of wireless radio communication and the shameless frenzy of newspapers to scoop salacious tidbits and businesses taking ghoulish advantage of this maritime disaster.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608933044
Publisher:
Down East Books
Publication date:
06/15/2014
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
847,581
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet 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.

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