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.


A substantial meal is deemed to be a "square" meal. The term may derive from the days before refrigeration, when a primary sailors' staple was "hardtack." These were biscuits made with flour, often prepared in the shape of squares.