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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."

MISS THE BOAT

We "miss the boat" when we arrive too late to be of any use. In port, if a sailor missed the boat sent to return him to his ship, he was considered absent without leave, and therefore in serious trouble.