Never underestimate a man in a pontoon boat.

It was the late summer of 1999 when I walked into the Lake View Inn and found Malcolm “Goofy” Sohm hunched over a Wisconsin highway map spread out on the faded blue Formica bar top.

“I’m going to cross Lake Michigan,” Goofy explained when I asked what he was up to, “on my new pontoon boat.”

Down the bar, two

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