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[Port Hope, Ontario]
by Blas Delgado

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Port Hope

From the official website of Port Hope, Ontario: http://www.town.porthope.on.ca/

Although the first devices specifically created for Canada by the traditional heraldic officers of the Sovereign date from the seventeenth century, only since 1988, has there been an indigenous Canadian Heraldic Authority to grant new coats of arms.

In March 1990 the Town of Port Hope sought such a grant of Arms to replace the unofficial device that the Town has long used to identify itself, and the grant was duly made by the chief Herald of Canada on January 18, 1991.

Following traditional practice, the grant assigns to the Town Arms, Crest, Motto, Supporters, Badge, and Flag. These retain some of the important symbols, both historically and geographically, with which citizen's of Port Hope has associated themselves or many years, and add new links to the Town's namesake, Colonel Henry Hope.

The flag displays the Arms bordered in blue on a gold and blue banner which reverses the pattern of the Arms themselves.

researched by Phil Nelson, 11 June 2000

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