SHIELDBlue, red and white are the colors traditionally associated with the U.S. Coast Guard. Gold is emblematic of honor and excellence. The North Star and Big Dipper are adapted from the Alaska State flag, homeport of the Maple. The arched configuration alludes to support and the globe's northerly range where Alaska is our northern most state. The maple leaf reflects the cutter's namesake. The compass rose symbolizes direction, guidance and the search and rescue mission.
The majestic and pristine waters of Southeast Alaska are teeming with wildlife especially the magnificent Orca. Orcas are known for their strength, intelligence and loyalty. The buoy represents the world class aids to navigation the USCGC MAPLE provides which includes support of the Marine Transportation system.
SUPPORTERSThe crossed swords represent cooperation and the cutter's maritime law enforcement and environmental protection mission.