where the lobsters run like antelope
gonna go downeast fuh some chowdah
by Meghan Frederick November 14, 2006
The northern coastal region of Maine (Wasington and Hancock County). Called Downeast because in the days of sailing, the Prevailing Winds would blow the ships from Boston northeast, or Downeast. So if you in Downeast and you are going to Boston, you are going up to Boston.
Andrew, are you sailing Downeast to Bar Harbor?
by Maine Man April 12, 2005