“The design is a representation of our heritage. The green and the pine tree represent our deep connection with the woods, from the forestry that has always been an important aspect of our economy to the vast wilderness that still lives with us today. “The blue and the anchor represents our connection with the sea, from the Popham Colony where the first English-built ship, the Sea Venture, was launched in 1609, to the largest wooden ship ever built, the Wyoming built in Bath, Maine in 1909; and our historic reliance on the bounty of the ocean to drive our economy. “Of course the fleurs represent the strong French heritage of our state.” Christopher Parelius, Atlanta Maine state flag

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