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.
Reconstruction of the First Flag of Maine, adopted March 6th, 1901
ME Flag Proposal "Rebranding America" modified by Ben Karnell
ME Flag Proposal "BigRed618"
ME Flag Proposal "Ben Karnell"
Maine State Flag Proposal No. 10 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 27 OCT 2014 at 1318hrs cst
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.
Updated Maine state flag proposal by Ed Mitchell. 2016.
ME Flag Proposal by "ZeekLTK" - based on Quebec flag with Maine colors and pine symbol
ME Flag Proposal 2 by "ZeekLTK"
ME Flag Proposal by nhprman
ME Flag Proposal 3 by "ZeekLTK"
Complex clip art tree redrawn many times over. Buff field & blue star. Design by Rotten Ali.
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.
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
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.