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Port Huron, Michigan (U.S.)

St. Clair County

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[Flag of Port Huron, Michigan] image located by Eugene Ipavec, 2 February 2009
Based on: www.flagcenter.net/CustomFlags_Businesses.aspx



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Description of the flag

White flag with a large disk toward the fly, the upper half orange, lower half blue, the orange showing a bridge silhouetted, and rising from the blue field a tower extending beyond the disk. Over the disk and extending to the fly a white stripe, bordered blue, containing PORT HURON in blue.
Valentin Poposki, 9 July 2006

Being on the border, Port Huron's minor-league hockey team is known as the "Flags".

The city has had various teams in different minor leagues over the years, but their current UHL (United Hockey League) team took the Flags name in 2005. Their logo, visible at www.porthuronflags.net is based on the old logo from the 60s and 70s team, visible at www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/logos/logos.cgi?logo_file=ihl/pthflag.gif  The logo(s) feature a blue flag with an American Eagle, and a red flag with a Canadian Maple Leaf. These flags are flown from hockey sticks. The old logo may pre-date the Maple Leaf Flag. In between, the city has had teams called the Wings, Flags (again), Clippers, North Americans, Border Cats, and Beacons.

A criticism of the name and logo are at www.bushleaguefactor.com/teams/phu.asp, including the flag related:
The black and yellow eagle is particularly odd. And by the way, when has there ever been an American flag that looked like this? I know there were flags with rattlesnakes during the Revolution, but I'm unaware of any flags with eagles on them. And why only seven stars? Thirteen I could understand. Twelve I could understand (it's easy to miss Delaware). But how do you miss Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, both Carolinas, and Georgia?

Dean McGee, 12 July 2006