n 1844 a specific marking system – Weathervanes – was introduced to facilitate the fishing control in the Curonian Lagoon. Each fisherman had to install this sign of recognition on a masthead of kurėnas (Kurenkahn). It consisted of a tin shield painted in black and white color. Later on, red and white color flag, as well as carved ornaments, was added to a Weathervane. The ornaments symbolized the living environment, celestial bodies, and tools. Based on a Weathervane, it was possible to identify the particular village a sailboat belonged to. The history, development and items of Weathervanes are presented at Daiva and Remigijus Žadeikis Weathervane Gallery in Juodkrantė. The gallery contains touristic literature, original ceramics, textile, and fine art pieces.