Wednesday, December 31, 2014

"In Camden Harbor" The Maine Windjammer Project

"In Camden Harbor" by Doug Mills
Maine Windjammers Mary Day, Lewis R. French and Angelique anchored in Camden Harbor. [08312012]



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

California 7 Day Forecast

Northern California

Today 
Patchy frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 51. North wind 3 to 6 mph.
Tonight 
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday
 Sunny, with a high near 49. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Tuesday Night 
Mostly clear, with a low around 30. North northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Wednesday
 Sunny, with a high near 50. North wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Wednesday Night 
Clear, with a low around 33.

New Year's Day 
Sunny, with a high near 51.
Thursday Night 
Mostly clear, with a low around 35.

Friday
 Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
Friday Night 
Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Saturday
 Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Saturday Night 
Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.

Sunday
 Partly sunny, with a high near 54.

Southern California

Today 
Sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind.
Tonight
 A 10 percent chance of showers after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Calm wind.

Tuesday
 Showers likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
 Showers. Low around 39. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Wednesday 
Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. North wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday Night 
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

New Year's Day 
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Thursday Night 
Mostly clear, with a low around 37.

Friday 
Sunny, with a high near 54.
Friday Night 
Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Saturday 
Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Saturday Night 
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Sunday
 Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.



"Rockland, Maine" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Rockland, Maine" by Doug Mills
The American Eagle, Nathaniel Bowditch, Isaac H Evans and Angelique gather at Rockland, Maine. [07152011]




Sunday, December 28, 2014

"Sailing Into Rockland" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Sailing Into Rockland" by Doug Mills
Stephen Taber and Angelique sailing into Rockland harbor past the Rockland Breakwater Light.[07112008]

www.mainewindjammerproject.com



Saturday, December 27, 2014

"A Good Wind" The Maine Windjammer Project

"A Good Wind" by Doug Mills
The historic schooner Victory Chimes catches a good wind coming into Rockland Maine. [06072010]




Friday, December 26, 2014

Holiday Greeting From Victory Chimes

Happy Holidays!

As we enter a quarter century of ownership, we want to wish each of you - who have joined us and been part of our history with Victory Chimes - a Happy Holiday and prosperous New Year.

As most of us realize, Victory Chimes has a soul and we are all connected with her in our own particular way. We are part of her proud history in the “here and now” as her sails catch an optimistic wind and her bow cuts a wake still leaving a mark upon turbulent waters of Maritime and American history. She has proudly sailed under the American ensign for 115 years now. Victory Chimes is the end of the line - the soul operating survivor - of the once massive fleet of three-masted or larger American schooners that grew this country’s economy during America’s Golden Age of Sail.

In 2014 Victory Chimes, launched in 1900 in the small town of Bethel, Delaware, celebrated her 60th year Down East. The waters of Penobscot Bay are where her legend grew; where she became an iconic image to artists, photographers, and millions of tourists. So much so, that a schooner launched in the Chesapeake Bay, made its way onto the back of the Maine State quarter. She was put there by an adoring Maine public who voted her image sailing by the Pemaquid Light, onto their quarter. Voters realized Victory Chimes represented the last of the large working schooners Maine had launched in the thousands, but were now all gone. They realized she’d been a symbol of Maine for more than a half century. It didn’t deter them that she wasn’t Maine built, they felt she earned the right as a worthy representative of Maine’s maritime history by out lasting the rest.

We continue to sail her like she was sailed in 1900, and we continue sailing Penobscot Bay that provided such a great sailing season in 2014. The weather was beautiful, the breezes mostly fair and the scenery, as always- exquisite.

Even though we’ve guided Victory Chimes through the enchanted islands in and around Penobscot Bay, it still reveals new charms to us constantly. This past season we saw whales, dozens of Bald Eagles, seals and amazing wildlife. We saw meteor showers from a secluded anchorage. The Northern Lights once and an evening where the Milky Way looked so close you could swim in it.

Victory Chimes took Line Honors in the Great Schooner Race (First across the finish line) for the second straight year. A photo with Victory Chimes in it won the Maine Windjammer Association Photo Contest for the second straight year. We had a beautiful wedding aboard, some great theme cruises and some awesome sailing hitting 9-10 knots on several occasions. We are including this summer’s sailing schedule in hopes that you’ll come back and join us in making more memories.

As caretakers you renew us each year with your loyalty and support. You make us feel like we are still in our 30s realizing a proud dream of owning and sailing the last of America’s large schooner still working under sail.

Enjoy your families and friends this Holiday Season. Thanks for your support.

Capt Kip Files and Capt Paul DeGaeta

[Video and Stills by Shoot Maine Studios Rockland Maine]




"Morning Flight" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Morning Flight" by Doug Mills
Early morning flight at the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. [10212010]

www.mainewindjammerproject.com



Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bailee Madison Visits LAC+USC Medial Center For Personal Screening Of 'Northpole'

Los Angeles, California - Fifteen year old actress Bailee Madison of Hallmarks 'Northpole' looked simply adorable wearing a black/white top, black pants and heels as she takes time to join LOLLIPOP Theater Network for a special holiday treat, surprising the young patients of LAC+USC Medical Center with a personal screening of her film at LAC+USC Medial Center on December 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Bailee looked like she was having a fun time visiting with patients and showing a personal screening of her movie 'Northpole'.

Bailee Madison born October 15, 1999 is an American teen actress. She is most famous for her role in Bridge to Terabithia in which she plays May Belle Aarons, the younger sister of Jesse Aarons. Madison also starred in the horror film Don't Be Afraid of the Dark as Sally Hurst, and as Maggie in the Adam Sandler film Just Go With It.

Currently, Bailee stars as Sophia Quinn in the ABC Family series 'The Fosters'.

"Winter Snow" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Winter Snow" by Doug Mills
Winter snow at North End Shipyard, home to american Eagle, Heritage and Isaac H. Evans. [12272010]




Monday, December 22, 2014

Calfornia 7 Day Forecast

Northern California

Today A chance of drizzle before 10am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 65. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 48. North northwest wind around 9 mph.
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 65. North wind 5 to 9 mph.
Tuesday Night Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 46. Calm wind.
Wednesday A 50 percent chance of rain after 10am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 56. Light and variable wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Christmas Day Sunny, with a high near 53.
Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 42.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 56.
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

Southern California

Today Sunny, with a high near 74. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 50. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 73. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Christmas Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 61.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Saturday Sunny, with a high near 65.
Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 43.
Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.



"Maine Windjammer" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Maine Windjammer" by Doug Mills
The Maine Windjammer Angelique arriving at WoodenBoat Cove in Brooklin Maine. [09092014]




Sunday, December 21, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

"Fort Gorges" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Fort Gorges" by Doug Mills
A view of Fort Gorges and Spring Point Lighthouse from Fort Preble in South Portland Maine. [10032014]




Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chloe Grace Moretz Hits 1st Annual PEOPLE Magazine Awards, Accepts Next Generation Star Award

Beverly Hills, California - Seventeen year old actress Chloe Grace Moretz looked gorgeous wearing a lovely white dress and chrome high heels as she hits the first annual PEOPLE Magazine Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

At the first annual award show in Beverly Hills Chloe looked really happy as she accepted the Next

Lia Marie Johnson Hits 1st Annual PEOPLE Magazine Awards

Beverly Hills, California - Seventeen year old actress Lia Marie Johnson looked fabulous wearing a lovely chrome romper and heels as she hits the first annual PEOPLE Magazine Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Lia Marie Johnson born November 23, 1996 is an American teen actress and internet personality notable for appearing in a various web series created by the Fine Brothers, including the Emmy-winning web series Kids React, and for her own vlogging and social media output. In 2012 her personal YouTube channel, "LiaMarieJohnson", was reported to have received 13 million views. In 2014, this was reported to have increased to 39 million views and 705,000 subscribers, while her Instagram account was followed by 205,000 followers, in an Adweek profile that referred to her as one of "12 of the biggest young stars on YouTube".

Teala Dunn Hits 1st Annual PEOPLE Magazine Awards

Beverly Hills, California - The beautiful eighteen year old actress and youtuber Teala Dunn wore a lovely black top, purple skirt and black heels as she hits the first annual PEOPLE Magazine Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Teala Dunn born December 8, 1996 is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian. She has starred in several episodes of Nickelodeon's series 'The Thundermans'.

"Spring Point Light" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Spring Point Light" by Doug Mills
Spring Point Light as seen from Fort Preble in South Portland Maine.[10032014]




Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Grace Bailey" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Grace Bailey" by Doug Mills
The Grace Bailey, one of the original Windjammers, sailing off Rockport, Maine. [07062012]