Seth Green

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Seth Green was born in Rochester, New York back in 1817 to Adonijah and Betsy.  During his childhood, he learned fishing skills from his father and the local Seneca people.  He did go to school but quit in the fifth or sixth grade, however exactly when he quit is lost to history.  He left his home in 1837 to take up commercial fishing along the Genesee River.

In 1868, he was one of three people appointed to the first New York State Fish Commission.  Their annual budget was $1,000.00.  in 1871, the California Fish Commission asked Seth to stock the Sacramento River with the American Shad.   He arrived seven days later with 10,000 of them. By the early 1870’s he was internationally recognized as a leading expert on fish culture.  While on a fishing trip in 1882 off the coast of the Carolinas he contracted typhoid pneumonia, he never fully recovered.  He died in 1888 in Rochester, New York.

What you may not know about Seth is that he established the first fish hatchery in the United States in Caledonia, New York

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray the photos of that fish hatchery were interesting.... googled it.

Apr 23, 2020 04:25 AM #1
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Just think what he could have done if he lived longer.

Apr 23, 2020 04:33 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And an island, retirement community, trail named after him as well.

It is a nice kayak ride and a little south is called the little falls.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 23, 2020 04:44 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Seth made a contribution for which we should all be thankful. Enjoy your day!

Apr 23, 2020 05:19 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - my fishing experience is rather limited.  I was about eleven or twelve years old and went with my dad to Lake Isabella(Kern County in California) which seemed quite idyllic.  It was an enjoyable trip but fishing wasn't my thing,  I thought I 'caught a really big one' as my line was seemingly struggling a lot as I tried to reel it in only to discover I had snagged an obviously discarded shirt.  As I recall, that was my only fishing expedition - no fish story but the shirt had a long "tale" or was it a "tail"?  

Apr 23, 2020 05:20 AM #5
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Imagine all the fisherman who owe their trophy catch to Seth. Pretty cool James Dray . We have a hatchery about 50 miles from us that i have visited. It's a pretty neat tour.

Apr 23, 2020 05:54 AM #6
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Interesting man, my grand parents settled in Rochester NY, and my brother introduced me to Gennie Cream Ale when I first came to the USA, so this post brough back a lot of memories for me as well as learning about an interesting man.

Apr 23, 2020 06:34 AM #7
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Who would've thought that his invention would be in use in our stage so extensively today...

Happy Thursday James Dray 

Apr 23, 2020 06:48 AM #8
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James... can't say I ever give fish hatcheries a moment's thought, but obviously someone had to be first.

Apr 23, 2020 08:23 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is really cool and I think my Grandfather helped establish a couple of fish hatcheries in Arizona.  During a trip with my parents last year we visited one of them and it was neat.

Apr 23, 2020 08:24 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Fish hatcheries are important and they feed many people.  Wishing you a delightful day.  A

Apr 23, 2020 08:35 AM #11
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

So many people, so many interesting lives. I very cool story as always.

Apr 23, 2020 01:13 PM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

He certainly knew his fish, didn't he! Interesting story - thanks.


Apr 23, 2020 03:06 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I don't know, James. The whole story is kind of fishy to me!!!!  Have a great day!!! LOL

Apr 23, 2020 06:40 PM #14
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James how interesting, I am all about buying fish that was Wild Caught... but it does help feed a lot of people i.e.: the Farm raised ones...Endre

Apr 23, 2020 10:50 PM #15
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - We have one of the largest fish hatcheries in Arizona fairly close by in Page Springs.  It is very interesting.  Now that I am thinking about it, I will have to take Tristan there! They have different growing areas that are covered and finally a pond - pictured below to develop. 

Page Springs Fish Hatchery

Apr 24, 2020 07:59 PM #16
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

It sounds like Seth found his dream job-fish and fishing. I did not know Seth established the first fish hatchery in the United States, thanks.

Apr 25, 2020 03:23 PM #17
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