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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

270 Reviews (4.9 out of 5 Grommets)

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5

Love it, relaxing

8/17/2019 by JoAnn

I originally bought one as a gift for my sister. I liked it so much I bought one for myself. It's right by my porch swing and when we get a breeze I love how it sounds. I plan on purchasing a few more before Christmas for gifts.More > < Less

5

Gift was a hit

8/17/2019 by Pam

Sent to my son for his birthday. He described the tone as haunting, “The chime sounds like an old buoy in the middle of a calm foggy ocean.” Wonder what his neighbors think?More > < Less

5

awesome!!!!

8/15/2019 by Garry

This bell is great, very sturdy, very well made no chips, dings, sloppy welds. everything clean and neat. My wife was afraid it would be to loud where I wanted hang it. but usually with the breezes we have here it is just a soft "dong" very pleasant. It takes a pretty good wind to make it really sound off. We had some 15-20 mph winds after a storm the other day that got it going pretty good still sounded great!! Don't tell the wife but I want another one.
Make sure you listen to ALL the tones they have before You decide. Mine is the PEMAQUID,ME which I thought had the deepest tone compared to the others. You need one so get one you will love it.
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5

Buoy Bell

8/13/2019 by Andy

I love the calming sound of the buoy bell. Very well crafted...

5

Unusual and Affordable Gift Ideas

8/10/2019 by Jack

I ordered a North Country Wind Bell a few months ago for myself. It arrived on time and I was quite impressed with the quality of workmanship. Consequently, I ordered a second wind bell to use as a birthday gift which I know is sure to please the recipient. It’s a somewhat unusual gift idea but of excellent quality and certainly affordable. This will not disappoint!More > < Less

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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.