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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."

POOPED

We mean that we're physically exhausted. Sailors feared any following sea that might sweep over their vessel's stern, across the aftermost deck or "poop" deck. In such a dangerous situation, the steering gear and the sailors themselves might be carried overboard.