Buoy Bells

By North Country Wind Bells

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Enjoy the sound of the sea at home with a buoy bell. Each bell is carefully made to recreate the distinctive chime from various buoy bell locations along both coasts. The bells are made in Maine from recycled steel and built to last for at least 20 years of sea-inspired sound.

  • Made in the USA: Round Pond, ME
  • Materials: Recycled steel, powder coated to preserve steel
  • Care: Can be sprayed with outdoor paint or polyurethane protective coating to maintain like-new appearance
  • Includes: One buoy bell and one windcatcher
  • Each bell echoes the distinctive and familiar tones of coastal and harbor bells (Listen to chime samples on SoundCloud)
  • Bell bodies last for over 20 years
  • Bells do not twist or tangle
  • Please note: Bells are meant to rust over time; coat with polyurethane to maintain like-new appearance if desired
  • Dimensions: Varies from 8" x 5" x 5" to 18" x 11" x 11"
  • Weight: Varies from 2.1 lbs. to 11.05 lbs.
    Windcatcher Details:
  • Made in the USA: Round Pond, ME
  • Materials: Recycled steel, powder coated to preserve steel
  • Care: Can be sprayed with outdoor paint or polyurethane protective coating to maintain like-new appearance
  • Can add multiple windcatchers to each bell
  • Windcatchers can be easily replaced or switched out
  • Please note: Windcatcher adds roughly 10" of height when attached to the bell
  • Dimensions: 8" x 4.5" x 0.1"
  • Weight: 0.15 lb.

187 Reviews (4.9 out of 5 Grommets)

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All bell buoys sound the same.

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I love the sound of the wind bell. Having been stationed on the USCGC Spar at South Portland Maine I can tell you all bell buoys sound the same. They all use the same size bell so a buoy off Bar Harbor would sound the same as one off Key West.More > < Less

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Beautiful

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The look is Beautiful. The sound is Magnificent! Gave this to a former Navy man and he marvels at how accurate the sound is to what he remembersembers the buoy in San Francisco Bay sounding likeMore > < Less

5

Love the chimes

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I haven't put it out on my porch yet due to the snowy and very windy winter. But I can't wait til the weather gets nicer & it will be up In no time. I cant wait to hear the beautiful chimes I chose. I know what the chimes sounds like already so I'm giving it 5 stars.More > < Less

5

Great Gift!

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This gift was well received!

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Love Them

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L0ve the sound of our Outer Bank wind bell. Even the neighbors can hear it inside the house.

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North Country Wind Bells | Buoy Wind Bells

About North Country Wind Bells

Sound Of The Sea

Jim Davidson was a lobsterman in Maine for years. Buoy bells chiming as he hauled in his lobster traps was a favorite sound—equal parts peaceful and melodic, and an indicator that he was safely close to harbor.

Jim was so enamored with the sound that he and his wife, May, began creating their own wind chimes to capture it. Their North Country Wind Bells are made at home in Maine and capture the tones of over 20 coastal and harbor bells.

Each location has a distinctive sound—from Bar Harbor to San Francisco—that Jim and May have carefully recreated. They started by recording as many local bells as they could. They then fine-tuned their own bells by ear until the sound was just right.

The bells and windcatchers are crafted from recycled steel by many of the locals in the Davidsons' small town, and should last for at least 20 years of coastal-inspired sound.