Haunted Hotels > Casablanca Inn On The Bay B and B
The Lady with the Lantern is the legend here. In the 1920s, then known as the Matanzas hotel, the Casablanca Inn was the center of smuggling activity. The proprietor on the hotel was bringing in smugglers through the back door while escorting the G-Men out the front. Playing both sides of the law for money, she found love as a bonus.
She fell in love with one of the smugglers.
She would climb the roof of the hotel with a lantern in hand and wave it to signal the rumrunners offshore whether it was safe or not to come ashore.
The story continues that she waved off her lover one night. He avoided the G-men but stayed in the coming waves of a hurricane. He was lost and she was heartbroken. The light in her heart went out forever into sadness.
Modern day visitors have seen the lantern light at night. From other hotel guests to fisherman, the lantern has been seen swinging above the Casablanca Inn.