Lake Erie, USA


Watermark by Julee Hottois
Collected by Jessica Gordon
My Watermark is Lake Erie.

My most memorable experience as this waterbody is fishing with my dad. He said catfish were cheap fish but a friend of ours like them. When we caught them he knocked them out with an axe handle. He was scared of their whiskers. My dad was a great dad.
Watermarks are true stories about you and your connection to a body of water. By archiving your story, you add to a living record of our shared water heritage, protecting these waters for generations to come. So tell us: What is your watermark?

It’s engrained in my memory, it feels very familiar. It’s always a good place to relax and watch the water.



Lake Erie, USA - Michael Mezzacapo
Lake Erie Watershed