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Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Description: "Per fess: I. in gold a black fishing boat with full sails;
II. in blue three silver fishes placed two and one".
In 1893 the Wierumers were watching on the dike their whole fishing fleet disappeared into the waves. As a reminder a fishing boat has been placed on the coat of arms in black mourning color, over a blue sea with fishes. The horizontal division gold over blue shows also that Wierum is on the coast: gold for land, blue for sea. The fishing boat is specific for Wierum and one can also see it as a wheather-vane in the church-spire.
Source: "Anoniem, 1994 (Wapens en vlaggen van Dongeradeel)"