Maine State Motto


Maine quarter

The U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for Maine  features Pemaquid Point lighthouse; a white pine (the state tree);  a schooner at sea (the schooner Bowdoin was designated state vessel in 1987); and the date 1820 (Maine became the 23rd state in 1820). Public domain image on Wikipedia

Dirigo - "I Direct"

The state motto of Maine is Dirigo (Latin for "I Direct" or "I Lead"). The Latin motto appears on Maine's coat of arms, featured on both the state seal and Maine's state flag.



Maine coat of arms in stained glass at the Maine State Museum; photo by Marc Tomik on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Maine coat of arms in stained glass

The state of Maine, USA; public domain image.

State of Maine, USA