Cloudy, with a high near 46. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
A slight chance of rain after midnight, mixing with snow after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
A slight chance of snow, mixing with rain after 8am, then gradually ending. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 42. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Clear, with a low around 23.
New Year's Day
Sunny, with a high near 41.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Cloudy, with a high near 41.
A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
As we enter a quarter century of ownership, we want to wish each of you - who have joined us and been part of our history with Victory Chimes - a Happy Holiday and prosperous New Year.
As most of us realize, Victory Chimes has a soul and we are all connected with her in our own particular way. We are part of her proud history in the “here and now” as her sails catch an optimistic wind and her bow cuts a wake still leaving a mark upon turbulent waters of Maritime and American history. She has proudly sailed under the American ensign for 115 years now. Victory Chimes is the end of the line - the soul operating survivor - of the once massive fleet of three-masted or larger American schooners that grew this country’s economy during America’s Golden Age of Sail.
In 2014 Victory Chimes, launched in 1900 in the small town of Bethel, Delaware, celebrated her 60th year Down East. The waters of Penobscot Bay are where her legend grew; where she became an iconic image to artists, photographers, and millions of tourists. So much so, that a schooner launched in the Chesapeake Bay, made its way onto the back of the Maine State quarter. She was put there by an adoring Maine public who voted her image sailing by the Pemaquid Light, onto their quarter. Voters realized Victory Chimes represented the last of the large working schooners Maine had launched in the thousands, but were now all gone. They realized she’d been a symbol of Maine for more than a half century. It didn’t deter them that she wasn’t Maine built, they felt she earned the right as a worthy representative of Maine’s maritime history by out lasting the rest.
We continue to sail her like she was sailed in 1900, and we continue sailing Penobscot Bay that provided such a great sailing season in 2014. The weather was beautiful, the breezes mostly fair and the scenery, as always- exquisite.
Even though we’ve guided Victory Chimes through the enchanted islands in and around Penobscot Bay, it still reveals new charms to us constantly. This past season we saw whales, dozens of Bald Eagles, seals and amazing wildlife. We saw meteor showers from a secluded anchorage. The Northern Lights once and an evening where the Milky Way looked so close you could swim in it.
Victory Chimes took Line Honors in the Great Schooner Race (First across the finish line) for the second straight year. A photo with Victory Chimes in it won the Maine Windjammer Association Photo Contest for the second straight year. We had a beautiful wedding aboard, some great theme cruises and some awesome sailing hitting 9-10 knots on several occasions. We are including this summer’s sailing schedule in hopes that you’ll come back and join us in making more memories.
As caretakers you renew us each year with your loyalty and support. You make us feel like we are still in our 30s realizing a proud dream of owning and sailing the last of America’s large schooner still working under sail.
Enjoy your families and friends this Holiday Season. Thanks for your support.
Capt Kip Files and Capt Paul DeGaeta [Video and Stills by Shoot Maine Studios Rockland Maine]
Freezing rain and sleet likely before noon, then rain. High near 36. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.
A chance of rain. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 36. North wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
A chance of rain. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 46. Light and variable wind becoming south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Rain. Low around 44. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Rain. High near 61. Light southeast wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Rain likely before midnight, then showers likely after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 46. Chance of precipitation is 70%.