Wool, cotton, wood, paper, metal grommets
flag: 15 x 22 1/2 in. ( 38.1 x 57.2 cm )
flagstaff: 54 x 3/4 in. ( 137.2 x 1.9 cm )
handwritten: on hoist: "This flag was hoisted by Mother Thursday may 27th 1897 when put in commision./ Mirth II at her anchorage off "The Cliffs" at Oyster Bay G.B."
handwritten: paper around flagstaff: unreadable
Blue wool ship flag of the "Mirth II" with white triangular stripe through the center; white cotton hoist inscribed in brown ink with metal grommets at each end; white cotton string through the grommets and tied to the wooden flagstaff; inscribed paper wrapped around the center of the pole.
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