About the Author
A Maine native, Mason Philip Smith has been a writer and photographer for over 30 years and has been the author or editor of books about Maine, about cycling in Holland and about northwestern Russia. He is currently working on a book about World War II espionage. The largest familty unit lost on the Portland was Smith's grand aunt and grand uncle and their two children who boarded the Portland in Boston whiule returning home from a visit to their Danish homeland.
Peter Dow Bachelder is a former tourism official and also a former newspaper columist who specialized in writing about Maine lighthouses and Maine shipwrecks. In additional, he is the author of several books dealing with shipwrecks and lighthouse.