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Province (Landskap): Uppland
County (Län): Stockholms län
Additions : 1952 Östra Ryd; 1967 Ljusterö, Roslags-Länna (partly)
Incorporated into : 1974-1983 Vaxholm, since 1983 independent again
I blått fält en roslagsskuta av silver med svart brädgång samt vedlast av guld|-
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The arms were officially granted on October 1, 1957 and registered again in 1983.
The boat in the arms of Österåker is of a sort that is typical for this part of the Stockholm archipelago, a so-called "roslagsskuta". As a role model the ship "Alcea" was taken, built in 1888. The boat was 15 meters long and 5 meters wide. Alcea was used for coastal shipping and transported firewood, timber and other heavy freight to and from Österåker. In 1923 the ship was converted into a motor vessel and survived as a freighter until 1932 when it was scrapped and eventually sunk in the Stavaviken bay.
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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992