This story was published in Young Sports of America (10 Aug 1895 - 14 Sep 1895) as "The Wizard of the Deep; or, the Search for the Million Dollar Pearl" by "Theodore Edison." The story was published in hardcover as The Wizard of the Sea by the Mershon Company in 1900. It was reprinted by Chatterton-Peck around 1907 and later by A.L. Burt. The hardcover editions were published using the "Roy Rockwood" pseudonym.