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"Roy had managed to complete his course at the Central City High School. Now, at nineteen years of age, he was about to make his way alone in the world. ... Unlike many boys who go to New York to seek their fortunes, Roy already had a job. He was going to be the wireless man on the steamship Lycoming. The vessel was one of the new steamers built by Uncle Sam during the war, and was very shortly to make her maiden trip as a coastwise liner between New York and Galveston."

The Young Wireless Operator—Afloat is the fifth book in The Wireless Patrol series written from 1914 to 1926 by Lewis E. Theiss (1878-1963). They were published by W.A. Wilde Company of Boston and Chicago. In this story from 1920 the author tells the story of Roy Mercer, wireless operator on a Merchant Marine ship, and his adventures on the high seas. In addition to writing the Wireless Patrol series, Lewis Edwin Theiss wrote another series of young adult stories about the early days of aviation.

Book publisher: W.A. Wilde Company
Book copyright: 1920
Book edition: Second version with photograph applique on cover
Pages: 319 (324 bound pages)
Size: 5″ x 7-7/8″
Dust jacket: None
Illustrations: Photo applique on cover and internal frontispiece
Digital edition © 2011 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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