ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- "You can't argue with the constitution," Michael 'Wolfy' MacDougall said Monday.
He's been on the water 50 of his 62 years. MacDougall lives on a sailboat currently anchored in the San Sebastian River in St. Augustine.
MacDougall has filed a federal lawsuit against individual St. Augustine city officials and the state regarding the city's mooring system.
The mooring program was put in place with a city ordinance a few years ago. It allows boaters to connect to buoys strategically placed in St. Augustine's waterways. It's a way to regulating where boats can stay on the water. The city of St. Augustine's website promotes the mooring fields provide security, safety and environmental benefits.
"This is totally unconstitutional. The constitution states anchoring is an act of navigation," MacDougall said.