23rd State (March 15, 1820), New England, The Northwest U.S.
Flag of the
State Abbreviation: ME
Nickname: Pine Tree State
Origin of Name: Used to distinguish the mainland from the
Things to Know
Maine has 62 lighthouses. One of the most famous is
. In 1791, construction was completed under the orders
of President George Washington. Portland
Over 90 % of the nation's
supply is caught off the coast of Maine. lobster
Over 11% of the nation's
comes from the state of Maine. maple syrup
Maine produces 98% of the nation's low-bush
Almost 89% of Maine is forested. Many of the largest
in the country are in Maine. paper producing
, Penobscot River, St. John River Kennebec River
The Wyeth family has produced three generations of artists and illustrators.
(1882-1945), Illustrated children's books N.C.
Andrew Wyeth (1917- ), Artist
Jamie Wyeth (1946-), Artist
Earliest and effective advocate for the better care of the mentally ill.
(1807-1882), Best loved of American poets Henry
There was a little girl,
Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead;
When she was good,
She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
poems by Longfellow
Paul Revere's Ride
A new illustrated version of the nineteenth-century narrative poem
about Paul Revere's midnight ride in 1775 to warn the people of the
Boston countryside that the British were coming.
Things to Do
Maine State Bird and State Flower Printable
Before printing under File in Page Setup set margins to zero.
Sites to See
Katahdin to the Sea
Follow Maine's aquatic environments from Katahdin to the Sea.
Learn about Maine blueberries and choose a recipe to prepare.
Learn moose facts and hear a real moose.
Maine Aquarium: All About Lobsters
Learn facts and info about lobsters. Includes activities and how to
eat a lobster.
Penobscot Indian Fact Sheet
Information about the Penobscot Indians of Maine for students and teachers.
Maine Harbor Seal
Maine Log Hauler
Symbols Coloring Book
Things To Do-Other Sites
Print the template to create a Moose.
Make Your Own Paper