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For Immediate Release

Tall Ships Festival
an Everyday Occurrence on Penobscot Bay

Americans have always delighted in the spectacle of Tall Ship gatherings. The pageantry and majesty of these graceful ships from around the world have been welcomed with great fanfare and anticipation. Yet few people realize that a fleet of historic American sailing ships exist right here in America. On Penobscot Bay, on any given Monday from June to October, you can witness a sight that rivals any of the major festivals anywhere. The image is of a dozen or so Windjammers setting sail off Rockland, Rockport or Camden harbors and sailing out into the bay on the same breeze to begin their journey through pine profiled islands, secluded bays and turn of the century seaside towns. As you look out over this grand spectacle of white sails being raised against a rich background of blues, greens and pastels you would be hard pressed to convince yourself that you hadn't been transferred back a hundred years or more to the golden age of sail. This view of historic American built sailing ships, many of which are national Historic Landmarks, is available no where else in the world- Walt Disney himself couldn't have come up with a better scenario for the state of Maine.

Those of you who support these vessels by choosing them for your vacation help to give them a purpose to keep sailing and aid in their survival. As a nation we too often discard our history and later regret it. This is evidenced in the current Maritime industry by the number of replica vessels which have been, or are being, built to honor that history. In Maine you have the opportunity to sail on an original historical American built sailing ship, all of which offer something unique and different. Obviously, we hope you choose the Victory Chimes as your vessel to experience this unique and memorable vacation opportunity. But regardless of who you choose, you will be part of an exclusive group; Our small fleet can only accommodate around 4000 passengers who will experience a Maine Windjammer cruise this summer. Many large cruise liners will carry that many passengers in a single weeks cruise.

Read more about the Victory Chimes:

National Historic Landmark Tall Ship Celebrates 100th Year
Historic Chesapeake Bay Ram Schooner Returns to Bay
A Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection - is it Important?
Shipboard Romance by Lisa Matte
Victory Chimes Begins Her Second Century of Working Sail
Sailing on the Fringes of History to an Historic Landmark
June Knowles Celebrates her 50th Cruise
Tall Ships Festival an Everyday Occurrence
Victory Chimes and the Maine Windjammer Fleet
Victory Chimes makes the "Top 200 Yachts" List
 
Victory Chimes
is a proud member of the
Maine
Windjammer Association

Victory Chimes
PO Box 1401, Rockland, ME 04841
800-745-5651

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