NOTES: The Sun-Sentinel of March 27, 1988 carried the following article entitled “Calling Lady Pearl,” citing the Lady Blanche rescuing fishermen off Nassau:
“I`m just not privy to the drug scene here,“ Pearl explains. “There are arrests made from time to time, but usually it`s the DEA or the Coast Guard working on a case. We`re not consulted. Oh, once in a while I`ll catch a glimpse of it on the radio, but BASRA`s never been involved in any rescue operations related to drug incidents.“ Pearl does admit, however, that she`s frequently asked by boaters where not to go as a result of drug activity. Only then will she concede that the west coast of Andros Island, the largest island in the Bahamas, is commonly known to be a smuggling area.
“Islands Magazine” referenced the Lady Blanche as late as 1994, writing that she and Captain Moxey and Grand Master loaded and unloaded on Potter’s Cay. The article is by Laura Kelly and is entitled “Carrying More than Mail – For Smaller Islands in the West Indies Mail Boats are Still a Lifeline.” Article starts on page 52, Caribbean Beat column, April 1994 edition.
From “Project Document Agricultural Sector Services Marketing Component,” by Trevor Hamilton & Associates, International Consultants & Analysts, Kingston, Jamaica, WI, October, 1989, page 12