The 170-foot Victory Chimes entered Great Cove under sail Monday afternoon, when there was a good breeze.

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The schooner, which has no propulsion motor, had to be pushed out of the Cove by its yawlboat Tuesday morning, when there was no wind. Launched in 1900, this three-master out of Rockland, Maine, is the last of the Chesapeake Rams and a National Historic Landmark.

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Curiously, credit for much of her restoration must go to pizza: Thomas Monaghan, the owner of Domino’s Pizza, bought and restored her in 1988-1989. He named her Domino Effect and used her for employee incentive cruises.

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She originally was named Edwin and Maud and then Victory Chimes, which she was renamed in 1990 when purchased from Monaghan for Maine cruising. (Brooklin, Maine)