The Rand McNally Hudson River Guidebook of 1919 says of Marlborough:
"On the high west bank are seen spires and housetops of Marlborough one of the oldest and pleasantest villages along the river, where many men of wealth have their summer homes. It had the distinction of a bombardment during the Revolutionary War."
In Arthur Adams Hudson River Guidebook , he writes:
"This is the name of both a village and a town in Ulster County. It is a station on the west shore railroad and a formerly active steamboat landing. There was once a profusion of arbor vitae trees in the area. This was a fruit growing center until the 1930s. this landing used to dispatch a boatload of raspberries daily to New York City in season. It is alleged that the aroma would spread over the river for miles."