I posted "You should definately be able to ride any manatee you own and provide for.
But, if it's a wild manatee in US waters then the government sets the rules." And you jump to:
I remember the beaach when there were very few people who thought they owned it. It was very nice. We respected it a lot, but not everybody did. Too bad.
BTW the only time I was owned by the feds was when I was drafted in June '68; and, that was only part time.