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Mission



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."

JUMP SHIP

When a sailor deserted his ship, he might do so by jumping into a boat or into the water in the dark of night. Now, when someone abandons a job, leaving others to do the work, they have "jumped ship."