Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
|Design||Blue with a yellow ship and three square fields placed along the hoist. |
In 1982 an unofficial local flag was designed, based on the Collectivity's coat of arms. The flag was likely designed by André Paturel, a local business owner. 
The flag is blue with a yellow ship, said to be the Grande Hermine, which brought Jacques Cartier to Saint-Pierre on 15 June 1536. Three square fields placed along the hoist recall the origin of most inhabitants of the islands, from top to bottom, Basques, Bretons, and Normans.