March 3, 1926
Berline Drowned on Georges
Simon Muse, His Companion, Rescued
for 15 minutes to Bottom of Overturned Craft
Raymond Berline, 56 years of
age and married, was the man lost from sch. Henry Ford.
The Ford, Capt. Stephen Post, reached the Fish
Pier yesterday afternoon with her flag at half mast and reported the loss of Berline
on Georges on Monday.
Berline and Simon
Muse were pitched into the sea when their dory was capsized by a wave. Muse
was rescued by the schooner's crew after he had clung to the overturned dory for nearly 15
The two men had been hauling trawls, and were
returning to the schooner with the dory half full of fish when they were hit by the
wave. Berline, weighed down by his heavy boots and oilskins, sank
at once. He was 56 years old, and lived at Sluice Point, N. S., where he leaves a
wife and seven children.