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Rockport and neighboring Camden Hills are the quintessential coastal New England towns, known for some of the best sailing in the country. A windjammer is a giant sailing ship once used for cargo shipment and now used for tourism in the Rockport area. Windjammer may be a unique name, but it's a perfect mascot for a Rockport school.
A coastal community in Southern Maine, Falmouth is known as a sailor's paradise. The Falmouth area is home to several yacht clubs, including the Portland Yacht Club. And the school even has a sailing club. With such a nautical heritage, it's not surprising the school's "Yatchsmen" nickname and ship-wheel logo date back to 1930.
The definition of "shire town" is a town or city that's the seat of government for a shire, or division of land. And Houlton just so happens to be the government base of Aroostook County, the largest county east of the Mississippi River. So the Shiretowners was a natural fit.
Morse is located in Bath, which has a loooong history of building ships. The area has been known for its ship-building since 1607. And the heritage continues today - Bath is home to Bath Iron Works, a shipyard specializing in designing, building and supporting ships for the U.S. Navy. Bath Iron Works is also one of the state's top employers, making the Shipbuilders name appropriate.
South Portland, ME
The tale of the Red Riots predates World War II. While trailing at halftime in the late 1920s or early 30s, South Portland's football coach gave his team an impassioned speech, and the team came out for the second half with fury. A local reporter described South Portland as "looking like a red riot." The Red Riots became an unofficial nickname immediately, then became official in the 1950s when South Portland split into two schools. The new school, Cape Elizabeth, kept the original mascot, the Capers.