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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."

FIRST RATE

"First rate" is the best. The British navy formerly "rated" warships in six classes, by the size and weight of ordnance they carried, first-rate being the most powerful. The expression has expanded from naval to common usage over two centuries.