If you've never been near Lake Michigan, it's not a little, relaxing lake. It's basically an ocean without the salt. It spans three states, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan and can get very treacherous. A family on a 12 hour boat ride from Grand Haven to Frankfort in Northwest Michigan encountered something red in the water. As they got closer, they realized it was a dog!!! They were four miles from shore!!! A dog who got lost from its owner somehow swam four miles from shore. They believe he was treading water for at least a mile. The family let him on their boat, dried him off. When they made it to their destination, they checked him for a micro chip and were able to reunite him with their owner!