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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."

SHOVE OFF

When someone is rudely ordered away, he might be told to "shove off." This expression derives from the physical act of pushing a boat away from a dock or another vessel. The command is still used by sailors today.