Down East Description
Excerpt from When the Water Smokes by Bob Simpson
"... a Downeaster is best defined as one who prefers salt fish (notably spots) for breakfast. But mostly it is a state of mind, where the people like wooden boats and build them in back yards beneath big live oak trees ... Downeasters are the hard-working people who make up the backbone of the land, independent, strong, and proud, the salt of the earth ... Downeast ... where you can watch the sun rise boldly from the sea, feel sand between your toes, and inhale the pungence of fish and brine, of marsh and pine, you may, by watching closely, find a land of dreams that is no fantasy land, but DOWNEAST."