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And if Bain's boat went north or east, it could have simply fallen under the spell of the Bermuda Triangle, and be added to the roster of the more than 1,000 boats and 200 airplanes that have gone missing there in the past 200 years. But the most benign and logical possibility is the most natural of events. What if Stanley ran into bad weather and simply capsized?

According to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in August of 1995 there were nine storms in the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of the eastern seaboard. There were only two storms in the general vicinity of Andros and the rest of the Bahamas and Cuba. The first was Hurricane Erin, which developed sometime around the 30th of July and hit Category 1 status in the Bahamas July 31st. This was the storm that caused Stanley to be delayed until August 5th, four days after the beginning of the 1995 lobster season. The second was Tropical Storm Jerry. Jerry's reign lasted from August 22 through August 28th. According to his brothers, Stanley should have been back on South Andros on the 18th. On the 22nd of August Jerry was only a Tropical Depression and is cited around southwest Andros with 30-35mph winds. Even if Stanley was still on the water on the 22nd, Jerry wasn't the type of storm to sink a 36-foot cabin cruiser, two skiffs, and drown an entire crew without a trace. The Perfect Storm's Andrea Gail, by comparison, was hammered by 120-mph winds and seas up to ten stories high. Yet pieces of the Andrea Gail were still found by search crews.

It seems that the nation of the Bahamas has all but forgotten about their son, Stanley. Little was ever recorded in the papers, and the police report is thin. Stanley's brother, Henry, filed the police report at the Cargill Creek Police Station when the crew went missing. Stanley had told Henry his game plan that day: Head south from Cargill Creek and make one stop at Grassy Cay, then continue on for about 40 miles southwest toward Cuba. Once they were done fishing they were going to spend a few days on Grassy Cay to do some repairs and upkeep. On August 19, family members tried to contact Stanley and William at Grassy Cay but they could not be reached by phone. Alarmed, Stanley's family left for Grassy Cay immediately. When they found no one, they returned and notified authorities.

One of the three employees on the boat was Hubert Mackey, a 32-year-old Andros local and bonefish guide, married with a new child. His father, Rudolph Mackey, was also a bonefish guide, at the nearby Andros Island Bonefish Club and was part of the large search party that went out to the banks in between Andros and Cuba to look for the missing fishermen.

"I went out searchin' in a boat and a plane," says Rudulph "We flew out over to da bank near Cuba but if we got too close the Cubans would have shot us down. We were scared to get too close."

Rudolph knew Stanley well. When asked whether or not Stanley could have been doing other things out on the water, Rudolph simply replied, "Stanley was into lots of different things."

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