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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."

CUT OF HIS JIB

Mariners took pride in their sails, including the jib (a type of triangular sail). A flapping jib, or a badly made one, was ridiculed. Today, we still gauge people by the "cut of their jib."