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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."

LOWER THE BOOM

A boom is a spar extending horizontally from a mast. It swings through an arc, and can be raised or lowered. Many a seafarer has been struck: when we "lower the boom," we bring someone down in a big way.