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GulfQuest

155 South Water Street
Mobile, AL 36602t
Phone: 251.436.8901t
Fax: 251.436.8903t

E-mail: bbeall@gulfquest.org

TAKEN ABACK

Square-rigged vessels are taken aback when the wind shifts suddenly toward the front, or bow. Sails are blown against the masts, making control difficult. So, we are "taken aback" in surprise, unable to respond when caught off-guard.