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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."

THE REAL MCCOY

The 18th Constitutional Amendment (1919) created work for mariners willing to defy "Prohibition." One "rumrunner," William McCoy, made his reputation by selling untampered alcohol - he refused to cut it with water. Today, the phrase still means "the genuine article."