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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."

LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG

This expression means to reveal a secret we promised to keep. Long ago, when sailors received corporal punishment for misdeeds, a multi-tailed crop called a "cat o' nine tails" was withdrawn from its drawstring bag to administer punishment.