Although a second Maine state flag was adopted in 1901, this flag is rarely seen. This flag shows a pine tree in the center of a buff background, with the North Star in blue within the canton. The first and almost exclusively still-used flag features the state seal of 1820. The design shows the White Pine state tree with an indigenous moose beneath it on a shield. On either side of the shield are a farmer and a sailor, depicting Maine’s agricultural and maritime bases. The North Star indicates that Maine was the northernmost state when it joined the Union. The state motto “Dirigo” meaning “I direct” is above the shield, the state name is below. Our state flags are made from 100% SolarMax nylon. This material, developed especially for the flag industry, is engineered to resist damage from the sun’s UV rays. Ouroutdoor state flags are stocked in sizes 12 X 18 inches, 2×3 ft., 3×5 ft., 4×6 ft., 5×8 ft., and 6 X 10 ft. Indoor flags with pole sleeve and gold fringe are available in sizes 3×5 ft. and 4×6 ft.