State Flag of Maine
We carry authentic Maine State Flags in both indoor and outdoor varieties. Our flags are proudly made in the United States from durable nylon and are printed with vibrant long-lasting inks. The Maine state flag is often displayed at schools, government organizations, banks, and other institutions in the state, as well as at the homes of people who take great pride in their Maine heritage.
Our indoor flags are finished with a pole hem and your choice of with or without golden fringe. Gold Fringe is the traditional way to display an indoor flag, however, some people choose without fringe for a simple and clean look that is also less expensive. If you are looking for a complete indoor presentation set, our Build Your Own Indoor State Flag Set program allows you to select a durable nylon indoor Maine Flag and choose between premium quality poles, bases, and ornaments, and tassel. For indoor applications, most buyers choose a 3ft. x 5ft. flag with an 8ft. pole, however, if you have a low ceiling, you may opt for a 7ft. pole, which is designed to work with drop ceilings. If you are looking for a very substantial state flag display, our 4ft. x 6ft. indoor flags can be paired with a 9ft. pole for our largest indoor display option.
Our outdoor state flags are finished with a canvas header and brass grommets and are offered in five sizes: 2ft. x 3ft., 3ft. x 5ft., 4ft. x 6ft., 5ft. x 8ft., and 6ft. x 10ft., to fit any sized flagpole. Typically, outdoor flags are flown outside of government organizations and institutions on in-ground and wall-mount flagpoles, however, some people also buy these flags to display their state pride at home. If you are looking for a wall-mount Maine flag set to display outside of your home, our Build Your Own Outdoor State Flag Set program will allow you to choose between premium quality 6ft. poles and brackets to display the Maine Flag on your front porch.
Regardless of your application, we are looking forward to working with you to provide the required flags, flagpoles, and hardware for your application. If you need assistance, please reach out to us by phone, email, or chat, and we will be happy to help.
History of the Maine Flag
The State Flag of Maine features a blue background with the state's coat of arms emblazoned upon the center. The color blue is specified to be the same color as the blue featured on the US Flag. The coat of arms features a mariner on the right side and a farmer on the left side, both of whom are supporting a shield. The farmer and the mariner pay homage to Maine's traditional industries of agriculture and fishing. Inside the shield is a pine tree on the beach with a moose resting beneath it. The pine tree represents the rich natural resources of Maine and is also Maine's State tree, while the North American Moose is native to Maine and is the official state animal. Above the shield is a red banner with white text that reads, "Dirigo." Dirigo translates to, "I lead." Above the banner is a yellow star with rays emitting from it, which is designed to represent the North Star. The north star stands for unity and leadership. Underneath the shield, is a light blue banner with the word, "Maine," emblazoned in white text. The Maine state flag was adopted on June 16th, 1909.
Maine is located in the New England region of the United States of America. It shares borders with New Hampshire, the Atlantic Ocean, New Brunswick, and Quebec. The capital of Maine is Augusta. Maine is home to more forest land than any other state in the US; forests cover approximately 90% of the land. Maine is divided into three regions: the Atlantic Ocean Coastal Lowlands, Central Uplands, and Appalachian Mountains. The name, "Maine," is likely derived from the phrase "mainland." Maine is referred to as, "The Pine Tree State" due to it's extensive pine forests as well as the Pine being the State emblem, and is occasionally referred to as "The Lumber State" as Maine is one of the leading producers of lumber products in the country.
The earliest inhabitants of Maine were Native American tribes that arrived approximately 12,000 years ago, including the Micmac tribe, The Abenaki, Penobscot, and Maliseet people. The first European to visit the area was Italian explorer Giovanni de Verrazzano in 1524 who claimed the land for France. The first European settlement was on St. Croix Island by Pierre du Gaust and Samuel de Chaplain in 1604.
In 1607, English colonists established a settlement (The Popham Colony at Phippsburg) in Maine but left the following year. Between 1615-1795, there was much conflict between the French and the English for control of the land. In 1652, it became part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Following the America Revolutionary War and the French defeat, Maine became part of the United States of America as part of Massachusetts, even though the people of Maine sought their own independent state. On March 15th, 1820, Maine officially became the 23rd state of the United States of America.
Download Maine Flag Images
We offer free images of the Maine Flag in four sizes (small, medium, large, and high resolution). These images are distributed royalty free for both personal and educational use and are ideal for use in projects and on websites. If you choose to use one of our images, attribution is appreciated, but not required.
- Small Icon (PNG, 30x24px)
- Medium Image (PNG, 125x99px)
- Large Image (PNG, 525x414px)
- High Resolution Image (PNG, 3000x2364px)
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