Happy Flag Day / Flag Week 2019

All American!

We are so fortunate that flags are part of our wonderful community and passion. Not only are they life and emotion, but also have a definite use. Different flags communicate to those that understand their meaning, who you are, where you are from and even if you want to have a conversation. So today we celebrate our classic boat Flags, and all that they stand for.

Let her fly

Faribault Blankets keep me warm!

I fly my Grandfathers flags once a year!

Ink clot babes love flag…..poles

The country of Texas!

Dock Flag


World wide love

barn flag

Flagship.. but no flag, but the boat is called… Oh never mind

Sunrise flags

Plastic and Flags

The Boatress!

Love the flag with some blond wood

A Dane and A Flag!

Love a real flag!

Red, White and Algonac Blue – Eric Fraiser Photo

One of my favorites – Shaun Fenn Photo, Bruce Bildsten Copy.

Shaun Fenn Photo magic

Bring out your flag photos today!


20 replies
  1. Gary Van Tassel
    Gary Van Tassel says:

    Greetings from Seaford, Virginia. Windy and cool. classic 13 whaler on the boat house lift.

  2. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    “…to those that understand their meaning”…..I think that blue flag means Matt’s grandfather was a two star…Rear Admiral.
    Thanking him for his service!

    Going Boating! James River Batteau Festival…look it up…come along…

    John in Va.

    • GeneP
      GeneP says:

      Some basics:
      The US yacht ensign is OK on your stern pole in US waters only; elsewhere US registered boats should fly the US flag. Because your boat was built in Italy doesn’t mean you can legally fly the Italian flag, unless of course it is registered in Italy and hasn’t been in a US state for longer than, than, typically, 30 days. There are a few exceptions, such as the US Power Squadron flag, as I recall.

      • Kentucky Wonder
        Kentucky Wonder says:

        In addition to that, when floating in another country’s waters, a small courtesy flag of that country should be flown. On runabouts/small utilities like most of ours, that should be burgee-sized, and flown from the bow pole.

        On the wrong side of etiquette, we fly the Red Canadian Ensign (The flag in use in 1949 when our boat was built. The Maple Leaf became their national flag in 1965) on the back of our Greavette during boat shows, but proudly display the US flag when in normal use.

  3. Tom Navarro Cortizo
    Tom Navarro Cortizo says:

    Good afternoon from Galicia (SPAIN) I send you the flag of my boat that is under construction. Shortly I send you photographs. Greetings and Happy day.

  4. Briant
    Briant says:

    Interesting. So I have a question…..

    Is it better to not display the flag at all if one cannot follow all of the laws and rules of etiquette down to the gnat’s rear end or….

    Is it ok to honor the flag even if you break some of the rules and traditions?

    A simple rule I have apparently been flagrantly breaking for years now is that while staying at the mountain lake, the flag is hoisted on the boat, day and night, for the week we are there. I do not take it down at sunset and raise it at 8:00 am.

    Am I the only boater in the USA that does not have a simple flag ceremony each and every morning and evening while camping or at the resort???? I have never witnessed anyone doing anything at the lakes other than hoisting it when they launch their boat and down it comes when it’s time to go home.

    And while on our local boating river, most of the time we fly the US flag, but every once in awhile, we honour our family by displaying the flag of Costa Rica. Also apparently a big taboo.

    I flag the USA on our boat 90% of the time, during the day and all night, basically when the boat is on the water….and yet, I am a total scofflaw.


  5. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P )
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P ) says:

    Flags, Boats, Happy people, and the Mackinac Bridge. Is there anything better.

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