The story is told that Lily Herchmer, the daughter of the original builder and owner fell in love with a sailor. Her well to do family did not approve of her choice in men, so the lovers had a signal in place letting the sailor know when a visit was safe. The story goes on to say that one fateful night Lily lit her signal lamp and fell asleep waiting for her sailor, the high wind that night knocked the lantern over thus setting a fire killing our poor Lily.
The second version of the ill fated lovers says that Lily would watch for her lovers arrival from her bedroom window, poor Lily watched as her lovers ship sank there in the harbor.
Unfortunately there are no records to verify Lily Herchmer's existence, however there was a file to be found, or so I've been told, called "The Herchmers' Secret" which may or may not have led to some answers on the family issues and possibly to poor Lily even 'being'. This file has mysteriously disappeared.
The ghostly apparition of a young woman has been seen watching out the window towards the harbor, perhaps Lily is still watching and waiting for her sailor love. The pub located in the hotel, Tir Nan'Og, has boasted the appearance of a young woman and sailor. Many strange and unexplained things have happened over the years, perhaps love does indeed conquer all including death if this is indeed Lily and her sailor.