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Proposal Flag of Maine 3.svg|Proposal for a flag for Maine. By [[User:Qaz_Janssen|Qaz]] Dec 2019 ([[User:Qaz Janssen/Proposals/Subnational/US-NEA#Maine|details]])
 
Proposal Flag of Maine 3.svg|Proposal for a flag for Maine. By [[User:Qaz_Janssen|Qaz]] Dec 2019 ([[User:Qaz Janssen/Proposals/Subnational/US-NEA#Maine|details]])
 
Maine.jpg|Part of series of designs for state flags, all in blue and white. (Posted by Ken Morton)
 
Maine.jpg|Part of series of designs for state flags, all in blue and white. (Posted by Ken Morton)
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Maine0.png|Unpretentious and straightforward, as Mainers are known to be. Green for forests, blue for coastline; diagonal stripe represents Maine's general SW-NE orientation
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Maine7c.png|A variation on the above, with 22 stripes green and blue bisected diagonally with a 23rd stripe symbolizing Maine as the 23rd state.
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Maine4_ah.png|Variation on above incorporating the design of the 1901-09 flag
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Revision as of 17:42, January 10, 2020

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.

Maine is one of only three states with a separate ensign, which is rarely seen (the other two states are Massachusetts and Texas). 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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