At GulfQuest, we seek to inspire people to understand and appreciate the Gulf Coast's rich maritime heritage; to inspire youth to pursue education and careers in maritime research and industries; and, to inspire our region to preserve and promote the historical, cultural and economic significance of the Gulf of Mexico.
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FREEZE THE BALLS OFF A BRASS MONKEY
"Brass monkeys" were metal trays on the decks of warships. Cannon balls were stacked atop each one. In very cold weather, the balls would shrink (due to thermal contraction), shift, and fall off the brass monkeys.