Maggie’s Farm has the scoop on Flag Day and the US Yacht Ensign. I just learned that
– The size of the flag should be based on the length of the boat, feet to inches, so that a 32′ boat should fly the closest-sized ensign, which is 36″. Otherwise, it looks stupid.
– The 50 star national flag or the yacht ensign should only be flown in two places: either on a flagstaff on the stern or on the leech of the mainsail. It should not be flown from the spreader. Only the yacht club burgee and, most importantly, the courtesy flag of a visited nation are to be flown from the spreader.
If I ever have my own yatch, I’ll go looking for its spreader (whatever that may be).
Here is the history of Flag Day.
American Sheepdogs are celebrating in West Chester, Pennsylvania today at 10:45AM.