Old Glory Coast to Coast - Boat Version

Industry Observer with Retired
Original content by Kat Palmiotti RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

Mark Don McInnes and Endre Barath Jr have been hosting a challenge during the month of June 2022, "Ole Glory Coast to Coast." As a result, ActiveRain has been awash in American Flags, historical data, and sentiment. It's been a marvelous thing!

And now, here is yet another flag post, this one with a slightly different flag.

I had the pleasure this past weekend to visit a wooden boat show in Whitefish, MT.  Not only did we have the enjoyment of wandering around beautifully restored boats, but I noticed there were slightly different United States flags flying aft on each vessel.

Specifically, these are the United States yacht ensigns. An ensign is a national flag that is flown on a vessel to indicate nationality.  The ensigns on these boats show an anchor in a circle of thirteen stars. This version was created by an Act of Congress in 1848 as a flag to be used by licensed United States yachts. The flag was required by these yachts, but unlicensed yachts also started flying the flag. The legal requirement for licensed yachts to fly the flag was repealed in 1980 and all pleasure craft can fly the flag today.

And that is why all the wooden boats at this weekend's event were proudly displaying the United States yacht ensign.

Thank you for reading!


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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Comments (9)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you so much for the reblog, and have a wonderful Saturday!

Jul 02, 2022 04:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Kat Palmiotti

Jul 02, 2022 04:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Make it a habit to post a daily reblog. It is an easy way to pay it forward.

Jul 02, 2022 04:55 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your holiday weekend!

Jul 02, 2022 06:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, great choice for a reblog, and did see Kat's blog.   Very cool on the boats!

Jul 03, 2022 02:28 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Jul 04, 2022 04:34 AM