The Maine state flag, adopted in 1909, displays several key features that correlate with Maine and its history.
The top of the seal shows the North Star, Polaris, above the state motto, “Dirigo,” which means “I lead.”
Further down is a white pine tree with a moose lying below it, accompanied by both the sky and sea. To the left and right of the seal are a fisherman and a farmer. Both are representatives of Maine’s hard-working people and strong ties to agriculture and fishing.
At the bottom of the seal is a light blue banner with the state name displayed across it. This detailed design is set on the same color blue used in the United States flag.