This story was collected as part of a collaborative effort to record the state of American lakes, rivers, and waterways as well an attempt to uncover what water means to Americans. Listen to other stories recorded for the Be Here: Main Street project, a collaboration with the MuseWeb Foundation to record stories from rural America.
What's the difference between one lake and another? The director at the Becker County Museum in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, who grew up fishing, water skiing, and camping on crystal blue lakes, muses about growing up in Minnesota and differences between her home state's lakes and Lake Erie in Ohio. She moved to Ohio as an adult and missed the incredible beauty and colors of the lakes at home.