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[[File:Flag of Maine.svg|thumb|right|350px|Flag of Maine, adopted June 16, 1909]]
   
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The {{w|Flag of Maine|flag of the state of Maine}} features the {{w|Coat of arms of Maine|state coat of arms}} on a blue field. In the center of the shield, a moose rests under a tall {{w|pine}} tree. A farmer and seaman represent the traditional reliance on agriculture and the sea by the state. The {{w|Polaris|North Star}} represents the state motto: Dirigo ("I Lead").
   
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According to the official description, the flag should have a fringe of yellow silk and should have a blue and white silk cord attached at the spearhead. These embellishments are very rarely observed.
Flag of Maine.svg|Flag of Maine, adopted June 16, 1909
 
Naval Ensign of Maine.svg|Maine Merchant and Marine Flag, adopted March 16, 1939.
 
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[[File:Naval Ensign of Maine.svg|thumb|right|350px|Maine Merchant and Marine Flag, adopted March 16, 1939]]
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Maine is one of only two states with a separate {{w|ensign}}, which is rarely seen (the other is [[Massachusetts]]). It features symbols from the current flag and the older one, with a white field and green pine tree. The green pine tree has the seaman's anchor, and the words "MAINE" and "DIRIGO" around it.
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==Historical Flag of Maine==
 
==Historical Flag of Maine==
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Originally, the state flag consisted of a green pine tree, symbol of {{w|New England}} in the center, with a blue "North Star", all on a buff-colored background.
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ME flag proposal Rick Wyatt (reconstructed 1901-1909 flag).gif|Reconstruction of the First Flag of Maine, adopted March 6th, 1901
 
ME flag proposal Rick Wyatt (reconstructed 1901-1909 flag).gif|Reconstruction of the First Flag of Maine, adopted March 6th, 1901
 
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Revision as of 16:25, December 24, 2014

Flag of Maine

Flag of Maine, adopted June 16, 1909

The flag of the state of Maine features the state coat of arms on a blue field. In the center of the shield, a moose rests under a tall pine tree. A farmer and seaman represent the traditional reliance on agriculture and the sea by the state. The North Star represents the state motto: Dirigo ("I Lead").

According to the official description, the flag should have a fringe of yellow silk and should have a blue and white silk cord attached at the spearhead. These embellishments are very rarely observed.

Naval Ensign of Maine

Maine Merchant and Marine Flag, adopted March 16, 1939

Maine is one of only two states with a separate ensign, which is rarely seen (the other is Massachusetts). It features symbols from the current flag and the older one, with a white field and green pine tree. The green pine tree has the seaman's anchor, and the words "MAINE" and "DIRIGO" around it.

Historical Flag of Maine

Originally, the state flag consisted of a green pine tree, symbol of New England in the center, with a blue "North Star", all on a buff-colored background.

Proposals for a New Flag of Maine

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