Gulf Focus


GulfQuest exhibits offer immersive experiences in an array of maritime topics including early settlements and trade routes, marine archeology and shipwrecks, Gulf marine life, weather and hurricanes, marine and coastal environments, maritime commerce and shipbuilding, ship navigation and communication, offshore oil/gas platforms, and much more.


The 18th Constitutional Amendment (1919) created work for mariners willing to defy "Prohibition." One "rumrunner," William McCoy, made his reputation by selling untampered alcohol - he refused to cut it with water. Today, the phrase still means "the genuine article."