This week’s essay takes its inspiration from Dinty Moore’s “Google Maps” form.
To interact with and read the story, in any order you choose, please click through the markers on the map. For easiest viewing, I recommend full-screen mode. Don’t forget to zoom out to see all the spots around North America!
This piece also benefits greatly from reader participation. Some markers detail anecdotes from friends and colleagues about their memories around bodies of water. Please post your own memory or story in the comment box below, along with the body of water it pertains to, and I will add it to the map!
Header image credit: Hennepin County Library.