Original hand-illustrated and hand-lettered conservation design: The image of the falling animals is a reminder that without our aid and careful stewardship of our rich national resources, the animals and their habitats are at risk.
The flag of Acadia was adopted on August 15, 1884, at the Second Acadian National Convention held in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, by nearly 5,000 Acadian delegates from across the Maritimes. It was designed by Father Marcel-Francois Richard, a priest from Saint-Louis-de-Kent, New Brunswick. The Musée Acadien at the Université de Moncton has the original flag presented by Father Richard to the 1884 Convention. It was sewn by Marie Babineau.
According to Perry Biddiscombe:
The Tricolour represents the Motherland of the Acadians. The yellow star, the Stella Maris, is the symbol of Mary, Acadian national symbol and patron of the mariners. It is set on the blue stripe, because blue is the colour of Mary. The yellow colour of the star represents the Papacy.
Father Richard selected the French flag as the basis of the Acadian one to underline the adherence of the Acadians to the French civilization:
I wish that Acadia had a flag reminding not only that its children are French, but also that they are Acadians
This Acadia National Park t-shirt features a classic, simple design that includes the official NPS map icons for biking, hiking, camping, mountain climbing, and paddling -- the same ones you'll see on park signs and brochures. Yep, just this single t-shirt can summarize your entire visit to Acadia and Maine!