From O.O. McIntyre's August 6, 1936 syndicated newspaper column:
"Arthur McKeogh, the magazine editor, and his talented wife Elsie the literary agent decided several seasons ago they wanted a small summer home on the water near New York—almost an impossibility. But they began to annoy the real estate people just the same.
"So much so, one in sudden pique exclaimed: 'What you want is a house-boat!' And muffing the sarcasm, the McKeoghs almost fell into each others arms, their eyes lit with the light of glory. That was exactly what they wanted. To be razored away from things, the telephone, the roar, etc. It was answer to a prayer.
"They became in this fashion the first of the celebrity house-boaters. They are moored this season in their double-decker off Milton Point, near Rye. But, of course, gipsy fashion they may drift and anchor where they please. Fresh water is the biggest item, $10 a tank.
"On the main deck is a 20 by 20 foot living room, with a galley, wash room, etc. On the second deck, three bedrooms, bath, lounge and sun deck. They have named the galleon 'Sea Horse' and reach it in a motor boat called The Side Car. They bought it for $900 and can sell it any time for $5000."