I like very much the song "The Downeaster Alexa" performed by Billy Joel.
I know that the downeaster Billy Joel is singing about is a fishing boat named Alexa, but what exactly does "downeaster" mean?
banderas - thank you for your reply. It was a good tip. After reading it I have made a small research using Google
Here what I have found: A Downeaster yacht (note the capitalization) is a pleasure sailing yacht, but a downeaster boat is a large fishing boat with a protruding cabin. (thanks, Bamadude - Montgomery, AL)
I love "Just the way you are".