Launched in 1900, Victory Chimes is the largest U.S.-flagged commercial sailing vessel and the only classic three-masted schooner still operating. Because of the size, her onboard feel is less cozy than the other vessels in the fleet -- more ship than sailboat. Her image adorns the back of the Maine State Quarter, minted in 2003.
There are no scheduled activities, though music and games often break out. Guests can go ashore in the morning and evening every day for an hour or two.
Cabins have bunk beds, portholes, 110-volt outlets, reading lights, and sinks with hot and cold running water. Most have upper and lower berths. There are also three single cabins, one cabin with twin beds, one that sleeps four, and four cabins with double beds and private toilets.
Three shared heads (two on deck, one below). Two showers.
Size: 132 ft.
Passengers: 40 (min. age 10).
Victory Chimes, P.O. Box 1401, Rockland, ME 07841. tel. 800/745-5651; www.victorychimes.com.
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