CLAIRE, Bronx, NY – 1931
A 1931 postcard for Captain Harry Berlin and Captain Blease's "CLAIRE" from the Bronx, NY. She was built in 1914 at Kearney, NJ. Harry Berlin purchased her in 1917 after his discharge from the US Army at the end of World War I. Captain Berlin named her the "CLAIRE" after his wife. She began sailing from Clason Point in the Bronx and in 1930, he relocated her to Westchester Avenue (on the Bronx River.) On April 3, 1950, the tanker "MYSTIC SUN" struck the "CLAIRE" near Fort Schuyler at the northern entrance to the East River and she sank. Postcard courtesy of Captain 'Howie' Berlin.