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image by Dave Martucci, 22 January 1997
In 1974, Nantucket's Town Meeting established an official flag that was based on a design presented to the town by Dr. Edward B. Swain. The blue field of the burgee-shaped flag stands for the sky and sea; the white color for the beaches of the island. The whale, framed by a circle of rope "symbolizes both the globe which Nantucket whale ships range and the compass rose which guided them across oceanic hunting grounds. A harpoon or whale iron was added pointing to the magnetic north pole as seen from Nantucket.
Dave Martucci, 22 January 1997
image by Mason Kaye
Located in Siascouset, Nantucket, MA. Established in 1972. The blue pennant is bordered by red, and a yellow map of Nantucket is in the center of the pennant.
Source: Peter Edwards
Mason Kaye, 14 June 2004