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Buoy Bells

By North Country Wind Bells

Starting at $44.95

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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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3

Good gift for rural folks

2/13/2019 by Savvy

Loud but nice

3

Love it / Hate it

12/16/2018 by Tim

I liked the sound so much I bought two of them. Then I realized it took a 40 mile an hour gale to get them to ring. I bought extra wind catchers, drilled holes and attached them to the first wind catcher. Still no sound. Maybe I’ll move to Chicago or attach a pizza pan to enjoy them. They look great though.More > < Less

3

Kinda disappointed

6/16/2018 by Sid

I love the sound. However, it takes a really strong wind to make it chime. Unlike "typical" wind chimes, which tinkle happily in a light breeze, this bell remains silent unless it's really blowing. Tempted to return, but I do like the sound when it happens. I note others say it chimes easily. Maybe I need a different whatchacallit wind-catcher thingy?More > < Less

2

Disappointed

10/20/2018 by Susan

I was very excited to receive my Buoy Bell and couldn't wait to hang it on my porch at our lake place. Sadly, I have yet to hear it make a sound. There has been plenty of breeze blowing my flag continuously, but the bell makes no sound. The clapper moves, but not enough to make contact with the sides of the bell. After reading the reviews, I expected much more from this item. I would have rated it a one, but it is a very pretty accessory.More > < Less

2

looks nice

9/25/2018 by James

This looks really nice but it doesn't ring unless it's really windy. I got the cardinal and it's really light so I don't know if that's the problem or what. Not real happy with it for 56 bucks.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.