The New International Encyclopædia/Fisher's Island
FISHER'S ISLAND. An island off the harbor of New London, Conn., at the east entrance of Long island Sound (Map: Connecticut, H 4). It belongs to Southold Township, Suffolk County, L. I., and is about seven miles long, and one mile or less wide, with an area of about 4000 acres. The surface is undulating, the soil fertile and well adapted for agriculture. A large portion is occupied as a military reservation, and here is situated Fort Wright, which forms one of the defenses of the eastern end of Long Island Sound.