Compleat Angler Hotel
The Compleat Angler Hotel was a simple three-story hotel on North Bimini, Alice Town in the Bahamas. It was built in 1935 by Henry and Helen Duncombe after their first house " The Dower House " was destroyed by a fire in November of last year. The house in 1936 was damaged by a hurricane in the short term. Henry Duncombe was as Commissioner of the leading officials on the island during Prohibition; He died in 1949 in the house. His wife ran the hotel until 1973 and then sold it to a Brown family.
The hotel through its 1935-1937 regular guest Ernest Hemingway, who is said to have worked here in To Have and Have Not was known. Later, the hotel became an attraction on the island. A space dedicated to the author and showed pictures of successful anglers and their trophies. Many later visitors followed Hemingway's example and played with the lids of beer cans hoopla.
Other famous guests included: Lucille Ball, Zane Grey, Gamal Abdel Nasser and Gary Hart, U.S. Senator from Colorado, who had to abandon his hopes for a presidential nomination in 1988 because he in a compromising manner with Donna Rice Hughes in the lounge was photographed.
On 13 January 2006, the hotel was destroyed by fire. When the rescue of a guest of the owner Julian Brown was killed.