Maine State Symbols

Maine State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Maine Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Maine has almost 3,500 miles of shoreline, and is known for its beautiful ocean scenery and lobster industry. Students in Maine can whale watch on the weekends, kayak through one of the state's many waterways, or wake up early to hike to the top of Cadillac Mountain, the very first place the sun rises in the United States.

Maine is the largest of the New England states in area. Maine, in 1820, was the 23rd state to join the Union. Maine's name comes from an ancient French province of the same name. The most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi River, it's appropriately called the "Pine Tree State," as 90 percent of its land is forest. Not surprisingly, most of Maine's economy is related to timber and the production of paper and paper products although the millions of tourists who flock each summer to "Vacationland" are a significant source of revenue. The capital is Augusta; the state floral emblem is the white pine cone and tassel (Pinus strobus, linnaeus) .

Maine State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Maine state facts such as Maine state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Maine, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots.

Maine State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots


Symbol Name - (Species)

Animal Moose  
(Alces alces)
Berry Wild Blueberry
(Vaccinium angustifolium, aiton)
Bird Chickadee
(Parus atricapillus)
Cat Maine Coon Cat
(Felis catus)
Crustacean Maine lobster
(Homarus americanus)  - 2016
Dessert Blueberry pie
Fish Landlocked Salmon
(Salmo salar Sebago)
Flag State Flag
Floral Emblem White pine cone and tassel
(Pinus strobus, linnaeus)
Fossil Primitive Plant
(Pertica quadrifaria)
Herb Wintergreen
(Gaultheria procumbens)
Heritage Fish Eastern brook trout
(Salvelinus fontinalis)
Heritage Fish Artic Charr aka Blueback charr
(Salvelinus alpinus oquassa)
Insect Honeybee (Apis mallifera)
Language of the
Deaf Community
American Sign Language
Mineral Tourmaline
(Complex Aluminium Borosilicate)
Motto Dirigo (I lead)
Nicknames Nicknames
Quarter Maine State Quarter
Seal Great Seal
Soft Drink Moxie®
Soil Chesuncook Soil Series
Song "State of Maine Song"
Sweetener Pure Maine maple syrup - May 12, 2015
Tartan State Tartan

Whoopie pie

Tree White Pine
(Pinaceae Pinus strobus)
Vessel Schooner
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