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Introduction



The mission of GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico is "to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to understand and appreciate the Gulf Coast�s rich maritime heritage through exhibits, programs and activities."

BITTER END

Aboard sailing vessels, a rope is often controlled by wrapping it around a bit. When it's all paid-out, sailors reach its "bitter end." Today, the term refers to someone who follows a long struggle to its inevitable conclusion.