The Maumee River does not begin. Formed out of the confluence of the St. Joseph River from the north, and the St. Marys River from the south, it is a continuation, flowing eastward and slightly northward through northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, eventually opening out 137 miles later into the southwest corner of Lake Erie.…

via Introduction to In The Watershed: A Journey Down The Maumee River — Belt Magazine | Dispatches From The Rust Belt

Rust Belt Girl here with a shout-out to my underdog lake and its watershed. This book from Belt Publishing is on my to-read list! (No, I don’t get any kickbacks from Belt Publishing, but that’s an idea!)

Okay, maybe it’s weird that a girl from Cleveland is touting her native Lake Erie today instead of her native baseball team. (22: Go Tribe!) But, maybe if our human tribe took as good care of its water as we do our sports teams, we might all be a little better off.

What do you think?

A side note…Working on a review of the novel American Rust by Philipp Meyer this weekend. Read it? Liked it?

The Port Clinton Lighthouse, Port Clinton, Ohio. Photo by Jordan Davenport





3 thoughts on “Water, water everywhere: or don’t die, Lake Erie!

  1. Definitely better off. I hate to see trash floating along the edge of lakes and rivers. I’m sure I would be horrified by what’s at the bottom, if I could see. I enjoy fishing and eating what I catch, but sometimes I’m leery of polluted waterways and what the fish have been eating!

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