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    Downeaster?

    Hi,

    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?

    Best regards
    Leszek

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    Re: Downeaster?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeszekN View Post
    Hi,

    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?

    Best regards
    Leszek
    I believe it is a style of a boat.See this:
    Wilbur Yachts - About Us - Downeast Style


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    Re: Downeaster?

    Hi,

    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)

    Best regards,
    Leszek

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    Re: Downeaster?

    I love "Just the way you are".


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    Re: Downeaster?

    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I love "Just the way you are".
    yes, it's very good

    Regards,
    Leszek

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