"The Downeaster 'Alexa'" is a song originally written, produced, and performed by Billy Joel for his eleventh studio album 'Storm Front'. The album itself went to number one. While the song is about a fictional person, it decries the plight of the Long Island Baymen (known locally as Bubbies). The Baymen represent a dying breed of people who, like farmers, work the environment to provide for their families. Honourable men and women being forced out of their livelihoods as much by the creep of urban society and government regulation as the decline of fish stocks. Joel has even been arrested while protesting with them. Alexa is the name of Billy Joel's daughter, Alexa Ray Joel. The Alexa was a Newman 46 fibreglass hull custom. The hull was based on the Maine lobster boats known as a "downeaster," which should not be confused with the pleasure craft built by the Downeaster company. #ILikeHimHopeYouDoToo.