Author Mac Smith will appear at the Waterboro Public Library on April 18, to discuss his new book, ‘Mainers on the Titanic.’ SUBMITTED PHOTO

WATERBORO — Mac Smith will be at the Waterboro Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, to discuss his new book, “Mainers on the Titanic.”

The book 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.

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

This is his first book.

Waterboro Public Library is located at 187 Main St. in East Waterboro.

For more information, call 247-3363 or visit the website waterborolibrary.org.

Library events are free and open to the public.