Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Sailing specific songs
Downeaster Alexa is a trick song. While there is a Downeaster sailboat, he is referring to the lobster/fishing vessel, which was made by a different company, so I can't let it on the list. Great song though.
Yes, it's a song about the baymen on LI. None of them have raised a sail in quite some time
. (Some have stays'ls.) Having been a bayman on LI and knowing the issues, I love the song. The scrolling artwork is beautiful!
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.