Sails and Steam in the Mountains - Purple Mountain Press


RUSSELL BELLICO is a professor emeritus at Westfield State College in Massachusetts and the author of four books with Purple Mountain Press. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Connecticut and his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts. He taught economic history at Westfield State College for 34 years and served as department chair of economics and management for nine years and as coordinator of economics for eighteen years. Bellico was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, a Visiting Scholar in economics at UCLA, and a Visiting Scholar in History at the State University of New York at Albany.

DR. BELLICO'S two dozen magazine articles on maritime history have included features in American History, Adirondack Life, New Hampshire Profiles, Sea History, Sea Classics, and Skin Diver. A seasonal resident of Lake George, the author has spent over three decades photographing shipwrecks and historic sites of both lakes. He served as a panelist/consultant for the Champlain Valley Heritage Corridor Project by the National Park Service, is a trustee of the Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance, a board member of Bateaux Below, Inc., and was a member of the archaeological team that documented the 1758 radeau Land Tortoise.

HE IS THE AUTHOR OF FIVE BOOKS on the Lake George-Lake Champlain region: Empires in the Mountains: French and Indian War Campaigns and Forts in the Lake Champlain, Lake George, and Hudson River Corridor (2010 PMP, 366 pages), Sails and Steam in the Mountains: A Maritime and Military History of Lake George and Lake Champlain (2001, PMP, 393 pages); Chronicles of Lake George: Journeys in War and Peace (1995 PMP, 416 pages); Chronicles of Lake Champlain: Journeys in War and Peace (1999, PMP, 444 pages); and editor of Life on a Canal Boat: The Journals of Theodore D. Bartley, 1861-1889 (2004, PMP and The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 320 pages).

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