About the Author

F. Charles Petrillo is a graduate of Wilkes College (now University) and the Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The author resides in the Wilkes-Barre area but he is a descendent of the Simon Anderson family who was among the original Lake settlers in the early 1840s. His great-grandfather was “Cap” George M. Anderson, of the Acoma steamboat. The author has published other works on the steamboat and canal history of the Susquehanna River and the lumbering and ice harvesting of Ricketts Glen and Bear Creek.