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by Gvido Petersons , 8 June 1999
Source: "Encyclopedia of Latvian cities"
Just an impression I got from viewing this flag - the upside-down
anchor is used in this parts of world (and I guess in others too)
as symbol for "prohibited anchorage place" or "bad
place to anchor". Is Salacgriva really that unhospitable
Zeljko Heimer , 14 June 1999
Salacgriva is port placed in mouth of river Salaca - see city CoA at: http://www.kartes.lv/webatlas/citycoa.htm
.This is reason why anchor is upside down.
Gvido Petersons , 14 June 1999
Another reason, besides the one given by Gvido Petersons, for
the upside down anchor is that the CoA for the town has an upside
down anchor on a shield in the national colors. The chief of
the shield is white, forming a "T" with the white
vertical band from the national colors. The arms of the anchor
are in the chief, the tips rest on the maroon bands, and the neck
of the anchor is in the white band. Most likely this was
designed to express the town's location as Gvido described.
Michael A. Penikis , 16 March 2000