The Maine state flag features the state coat of arms on a blue field. The blue field on the Maine state flag is the same blue color displayed by the flag of the United States.In the center of the shield, a moose rests under a tall pine tree. A farmer and seaman represent the reliance on agriculture and the sea by the state. The state’s motto “Dirigo”( I Lead) is represented by the North Star.
The North American Vexillological Association, in its 2001 survey, ranked Maine’s state flag 60th out of 72 flags.