George Cadwalader served for ten years in the Marine Corps. Wounded in Viet Nam and medically retired as a Major, he went on to found the Penikese Island School, a wilderness-based program for delinquent teenagers, which he directed for twenty-three years and wrote about in Castaways: The Penikese Island Experiment.
He lives in Woods Hole, Massachusetts with his wife, Yara, and worked until 2012 as a commercial lobsterman. He now divides his time between sitting idly in front of his computer hoping for inspiration, and rebuilding ancient wooden boats that wiser men would have left to rot.
A short essay was written by George Cadwalader depicting his adventures through Europe on his beloved motorcycle in the 1950’s.