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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."

CUT OF HIS JIB

Mariners took pride in their sails, including the jib (a type of triangular sail). A flapping jib, or a badly made one, was ridiculed. Today, we still gauge people by the "cut of their jib."