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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."

NO ROOM TO SWING A CAT

In confined spaces, we say there's "no room to swing a cat." Certain spaces below decks on shipboard were too small for an officer to administer punishment with the "cat o' nine tails."