Text From Article: Houseboats are becoming a popular alternative to a summer cottage. Mrs. James Egan stands on the foredeck of the houseboat built by her husband’s company at Cobourg. Floor area of the cabin is 186 square feet while the total useable area, including decks and the sundeck on the cabin roof, is 680 Sq. Ft. Twin outboards will move it comfortably at 18 mph. Scene is on the Otonabee River.