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

259 Reviews (4.9 out of 5 Grommets)

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Chesapeake Bay chimes

6/18/2019 by Amanda

I bought this for my mother for her birthday. She loves it and told me the the sound of the Chesapeake Bay bouys is lovely. Also, it is a very substantial piece- great quality.More > < Less


Sounds of Summer

6/16/2019 by Jim

Wasn’t sure if this would be too loud or raucous, but now having lived with our Door County bell for a month I can honestly say that it is a wonderful chime. The sounds coming from the bell even during heavy winds is a deep sonorous tone that truly evokes the sounds of Green Bay. Wonderful memories! We’re thinking of purchasing another different bell for the other side of the house so we will have music no matter the wind direction.More > < Less


A fine buy

6/15/2019 by John

This bell hangs by my front door. It sounds exactly like the bell at Cape May! The gentle breezes by my home remind me of those wonderful days fishing wth my family. I highly recommend this if you like the gentle sounds of bells on the ocean.More > < Less


Beyond pleased!

6/12/2019 by Valerie

I purchased a North Country Wind Bell for my mom for mother's day. Not only does she love it but everyone who experiences the sound, while sitting on my parent's deck, loves it as well. This chime is so peaceful! My sister-in-law now wants one and I'm ordering for myself.

The product is extremely sturdy and you will need a strong place to hang the chime. This chime is strong enough to handle our Kansas winds!

I promise that you will be so pleased with this product!
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Love it, love it, love it!

6/10/2019 by William

We LOVE our North Country wind bell! The tough part was deciding which sound we wanted -- there are a lot to choose from and they are all very pleasant. They are a bit pricey, but very well made. I took their suggestion and got a can of clear spray enamel (matte finish) and gave it and the charm several coats before hanging it outside. Looks and sounds great! We hope to enjoy it for many years to come.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.