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 Coastï¿½s rich maritime heritage through exhibits, programs and activities."
Aboard sailing vessels, a rope is often controlled by wrapping it around a bit. When it's all paid-out, sailors reach its "bitter end." Today, the term
refers to someone who follows a long struggle to its inevitable conclusion.