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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."

WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN

Long ago, a vessel's course changes were noted on a slab of slate, and later transferred to the logbook. Then the slate was cleaned and reused. So we speak of a "clean slate" as starting anew, all past transgressions forgotten.