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"She is a multi-faceted experience where we share with others the wonder of this unique, historic schooner, the sailing, the glorious Maine Coast, fascinating changes in weather; wildlife - bald eagles, osprey, porpoises, occasional whales - sunrises, sunsets, stars and moon, the northern lights (depending on season), and splendid ship’s cook Pam’s delicious meals, a theme of excellence from blueberry pancakes to baked brie appetizer to lobster. Divine!"
June Knowles who will celebrate her 70th cruise aboard Victory Chimes in the summer of 2010.

Welcome Aboard the Victory Chimes!

The magnificent Victory Chimes — the only original three-masted schooner in the famed Maine Windjammer fleet — is the last of her generation, a noble reminder of the Age of Sail. With her sails pulling for all they are worth in the freshening breeze, this proud vessel speeds through the water... no smoke, no dust, no noise... nothing but the music of wind and sea. Regal in repose — majestic under sail — the Victory Chimes is truly a legendary lady. For more than three decades, her name has been synonymous with Maine windjamming. Welcome aboard!

Come experience all the peace and romance of this authentic, historic schooner while enjoying all her spaciousness and modern comforts. She is the largest passenger sailing vessel under the USA flag, yet the Victory Chimes accommodates just 40 guests. This means plenty of room for you on deck, in the main saloon, and in your cabin. The Victory Chimes offers hot, freshwater showers a few steps from your cabin, 110-volt electricity for your hair dryer or shaver, push-button toilets, and hot-air furnace. Even with such modern touches, however, the Victory Chimes remains a true windjammer, just as she was almost a century ago. Her only engine is in the powerful yawl boat, ready to give us a push when winds don't cooperate.

Tails Never Fails - See the Victory Chimes on the
Maine State Quarter minted in May 2003

The US Mint began its state quarter program in 1999 with plans to mint a representative quarter for each state in the sequence they became part of the union. In May, 2001, the Maine Arts Commission began the process to decide what image would represent Maine on the Maine State Quarter to be minted in May, 2003. Unbeknownst to us, a Rockland family presented a design concept that included the Victory Chimes sailing by the Pemaquid Lighthouse. The commission chose it as one of four finalists in the design competition. Governor Angus King asked the citizens of Maine to choose the design that would grace their state quarter. In August, 2002 the people of Maine voted and made their choice. We are very honored and proud that they chose the Victory Chimes as one of the enduring images along with the Pemaquid Lighthouse and the white pine that will forever represent Maine on the quarter.

Check out the Victory Chimes slideshow on flickr.

See what Windjamming is all about on the Travel Channel as Samantha Brown Graces the Victory Chimes

Victory Chimes is a National Historic Landmark

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Green? Wind-powered since the day she was launched in 1900!

"Victory Chimes was an incredibly enjoyable for our group - our best reunion yet. Five star meals, stunning scenery and a relaxing atmosphere made it easy to rekindled college friendships. The deck was the best type convention center that just happened to come with sails, glorious days and starlit nights. It answered our groups plea to do something a little different than the normal 'beige' vacation. We did it in style and GREEN! We appreciate that..."
Dr. Beverley Schmidt, President, SMP Alumni Association

Victory Chimes
is a proud member of the
Windjammer Association

Victory Chimes
PO Box 1401, Rockland, ME 04841

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