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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."

BITTER END

Aboard sailing vessels, a rope is often controlled by wrapping it around a bit. When it's all paid-out, sailors reach its "bitter end." Today, the term refers to someone who follows a long struggle to its inevitable conclusion.