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{{Infobox flag
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|name=Maine
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|country=United States
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|image=Flag of Maine.svg
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|adoption=16 June 1909
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|image2=Naval Ensign of Maine.svg
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|caption2=Maine Merchant and Marine Flag
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|adoption2=16 March 1939
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|NAVA score=3.39
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|NAVA rank=60th
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{{wikipedia|Flag of Maine}}
   
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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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Maine is one of only three states with a separate {{w|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.
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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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==Proposals for a New Flag of Maine==
 
==Proposals for a New Flag of Maine==
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maine_by_federalrepublic-d4g9ezt.png|ME Flag Proposal "FederalRepublic"
 
maine_by_federalrepublic-d4g9ezt.png|ME Flag Proposal "FederalRepublic"
 
ME Flag Proposal FlagFreak.GIF|ME Flag Proposal "FlagFreak"
 
ME Flag Proposal FlagFreak.GIF|ME Flag Proposal "FlagFreak"
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ME Proposed Flag VT45.PNG|ME Proposed Flag "VT45"
 
ME Proposed Flag VT45.PNG|ME Proposed Flag "VT45"
 
Maine flag design.png|ME Flag Proposal "duocitizen"
 
Maine flag design.png|ME Flag Proposal "duocitizen"
Maine State Flag Proposal No 1 Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 12 AUG 2014 at 1107hrs cst.jpg|Maine State Flag Proposal No. 1 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 12 AUG 2014 at 1107hrs cst
 
Maine State Flag Proposal No 2 Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 12 AUG 2014 at 1612hrs cst.jpg|Maine State Flag No. 2 Proposal Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 12 AUG 2014
 
 
Proposed ME Flag Rebranding America.png|ME Flag Proposal "Rebranding America" modified by Ben Karnell
 
Proposed ME Flag Rebranding America.png|ME Flag Proposal "Rebranding America" modified by Ben Karnell
 
ME Flag Proposal BigRed618.png|ME Flag Proposal "BigRed618"
 
ME Flag Proposal BigRed618.png|ME Flag Proposal "BigRed618"
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ME Flag Proposal Ben Karnell.png|ME Flag Proposal "Ben Karnell"
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Maine State Flag Proposal No 10 Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 27 OCT 2014 at 1318hrs cst.png|Maine State Flag Proposal No. 10 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 27 OCT 2014 at 1318hrs cst
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Maine.png|Maine State Flag Symplistic Proposal. The blue triangle in the center is a big pine tree, and the upside-down triangle alongside the white diagonal on the right represent the ocean and coastline. By Ed Mitchell. 2013.
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ME flag proposal Ed Mitchell 2.png|Updated Maine state flag proposal by Ed Mitchell. 2016.
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19Maine5theye.png|ME flag proposal by 5thEye
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Flag of Maine (TheMaster001).svg|Maine Flag Proposal by TheMaster001
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File:US-ME flag proposal Hans 1.png|{{User:HansLN/GE|p=usn|d=Feb 2016|n=1}}
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File:US-ME flag proposal Hans 2.png|{{User:HansLN/GE|p=usn|d=Apr 2016|n=2}}
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Maine_Flag_Zeek_1.png|ME Flag Proposal by "ZeekLTK" - based on Quebec flag with Maine colors and pine symbol
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Maine_Flag_Zeek_2.png|ME Flag Proposal 2 by "ZeekLTK"
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ME_Revision_Mine_SA.png|ME Flag Proposal by nhprman
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Maine_Flag_Zeek_3.png|ME Flag Proposal 3 by "ZeekLTK"
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MAINE xmas tree.png|Complex clip art tree redrawn many times over. Buff field & blue star. Design by Rotten Ali.
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MAINE winter flag.png|High - Vis winter flag In my collection I would propose that the state have two offical flags - this one flown for 3 months of the winter period - day glow orange - sky blue star in same shade as the Maine ribbon. Design by Rotten Ali.
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Maine bare 23 .png|ME State flag proposal. Standard layout but tree has 23 vectors to stand for being the 23rd admission to the Union. Design by Rotten Ali
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Maine - Blue Continental.jpeg|Maine state flag proposal by Ken Morton. Maine's two distinct geographic, cultural and economic regions are united in this flag; with blue representing the coast and the canton representing the wooded interior.
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1901 Maine Flag.png|Created by [https://maineflagcompany.com Maine Flag Company]. Officially proposed in [http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0508&item=1&snum=129 Maine Legislature] in Feb 7, 2019.
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Maine New Flag.png|ME Flag Proposal "apollohawkridge"
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Proposal Flag of Maine.svg|Proposal for a flag for Maine. By [[User:Qaz_Janssen|Qaz]] Dec 2019 ([[User:Qaz Janssen/Proposals/Subnational/US-NEA#Maine|details]])
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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]])
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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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Maine2_ah.png
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Maine5a_ah.png
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Maine3_ah.png
 
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[[Category:Maine]]
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[[Category:United States state]]
 
[[Category:Vexillology/Vexillography]]
 
[[Category:Vexillology/Vexillography]]
 
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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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