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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."

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Facing difficult alternatives is an eternal dilemma. Nautically, the "devil" is the seam between the deck planking and the vessel's side. A sailor hanging overboard to caulk this seam is truly between the "devil" and the deep blue sea.