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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."

FEND OFF

"Fending off" means avoiding a person or situation. Sailors "fend off" another vessel by pushing it away with oars or other gear. A "fender" (also part of an automobile) is often employed to keep two boats from chafing each other.