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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."

OUT OF THE BLUE

Something unplanned and unexpected comes "out of the blue." A vessel proceeding under clear skies can be caught in a dangerous "white squall," a sudden, almost invisible wind that can capsize it with its hatches and companionways open.