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image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 8 March 2002
The City Council passed Resolution 28207 on July 16, 1990, adopting an official City Flag. The Flag was designed by Council member Paul Kraabel. The flag consists the City logo -- a stylized profile of Chief Sealth surrounded by the motto "City of Goodwill" -- with thick waving lines flowing from the logo to the edges of the flag. According to the resolution, the colors are "white and teal blue/green (the color of Puget Sound at dusk)." Only three copies of the flag were made.
Phil Nelson, 7 September 1999
A few months ago, I was finally able to purchased one of these flags from a local flag shop. In nearly seven years of living near, and working in, downtown Seattle, I have never once seen a Seattle flag flying or otherwise displayed from any location -- official or unofficial -- other than my own front porch.
Andrew S Rogers, 1 March 2002
image located by Jan Mertens, 19 November 2008
The Port of Seattle flag is shown on this page (last photo): www.portseattle.org/about/.
Its field is white and shows the logo or wordmark: ‘Port’ in blue, to its right three horizontal stripes, slanting to the right, light blue – green (slightly pointed lower left and upper right angles) – dark blue; second line, blue words ‘of’ (italic) and ‘Seattle’.
Present logo is compared with a previous one at www.underconsideration.com/.
“The Port of Seattle is a major hub for international trade, transportation and travel in the northwest United States. Established in 1911, the port has quickly grown, becoming the 7th busiest US seaport in 2007. From its roots until now, the port has always thought of itself as progressive. The port envisions itself as one of the “cleanest, greenest, most energy-efficient port[s] in the nation.” Visually the port has attempted to align itself with its twentieth-century mission of being the cleanest, greenest port.”
The Port’s own logo page at www.portseattle.org/news/stories/ states:
“The three bars of the logo suggest air, land and sea – the three realms where the Port operates – with green running through the center. They also represent the three parts of sustainability: economic development, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship.”
Jan Mertens, 19 November 2008
The proposal for a Seattle city flag from 1970 is to be found at www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/4932551664.
"Two fifth graders sent this design to Mayor Uhlman. They explained, "The Space Needle is pointing to the future and we think it is a special landmark. We put a boat on the flag because Seattle is a great boating city and we put a plane on the flag because Seattle has a great plane industry. Found in Vertical File 365, Seattle Municipal Archives."
Valentin Poposki, 30 October 2010