A great state deserves a great flag, and that's why it's time to bring back Maine's original flag. The pine tree and Dirigo star flew over Maine from 1901 until the state legislature adopted the current design in 1909. Many believe that its distinctiveness and simplicity make it a more effective representation of our state, and that's why they are starting to fly it again.
The original Maine flag - which features a unique pine tree and star design - flew over Maine from 1901 to 1909. Now, more than a century after it was replaced, Mainers are beginning to display our state’s first flag again.
Our original Maine flags are handmade right here in Maine by our parent company, the Maine Flag Company, using a traditional appliqué. This means that the tree and star are cut out and sewn directly onto the flag field. No printing is involved.