Fish Hatchery 1883
up THE NEW FISH HATCHERY Bui it for Ihe State at Cold Spring Harbor. A special car was reserved for Fish Com - raissionor'Eugeno G. Blackford ysstorday morning in the train that left Long Island City at 9 A. M. At the hour for starting there wore in the car besides the genial commissioner, N. T. Sprague, Presidont of tho Sprague National Bank of this city; William C. Harris, of the American Angler and Francis Eu - dicott, of Outing, all 6f whom wero on the car to visit tho new flsh hatchery at Cold Spring Harbor, Ij. I. The now hatchery buildiug cost tho State of Now York $5,000 to build. It was completed in last January and the further Improvements which aro contemplated In its capacity will enable its manager, manager, Frederick Mather, to hatch out salt as well as fresh water flsh in the near future. At present Its operations are confined to the production of the choicer varieties of fresh water fish, such as trout, land lockod salmon and fresh water cod. Tho hatchery ts at tho head of Cold Spring Harbor, Harbor, and the Sound waters are therefore easily obtainable for the salt fish culture. On the other hand, the springs of fresh water in the vicinity are remarkable for thoir purity and low temperature. The Cold Spring hatchery waB started lu 1883 lu very inadequate quarters, contiguous to thoso which It at present occupies. Even with those limited advantages It was able to hatch out millions of fresh water fish annually. With its new and greatly improved apparatus Its future achlovemen ts will probably dazzlo thebportsmon. It is proposed to make lobster hatching a spouial feature. Tho Sprint output, which Is nearly ready for distribution, will Include 2,000,000 smelts and 4,000,000 tonicod.