Maine State seal

State Seal of Maine

Maine State Seal

Dr. Benjamin Vaughan is credited for the original design of the Great Seal of Maine while its description is attributed to Col Isaac Reed’s stepdaughter. The Seal has remained the same with little changes over time. The farmer represents agriculture while the sailor represents Maine’s relationship with the sea. The State’s motto ” DIRIGO” meaning ”I lead” is impressed on the seal with the North Star shining upon it.