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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."

UNDER THE WEATHER

When we're ill, we say we're "under the weather." Some believe this expression refers to going below the weather deck, where the sway is minimized, during periods of seasickness. Victims of mal de mer were, therefore, "under the weather (deck)."