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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."

CUP OF JOE

By General Order 99 of 1914, Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels abolished the consumption of alcohol aboard U.S. naval vessels. That decree made coffee the strongest drink on board, so sailors thereafter are said to have demanded their "cup of Joe."