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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."

TAKEN ABACK

Square-rigged vessels are taken aback when the wind shifts suddenly toward the front, or bow. Sails are blown against the masts, making control difficult. So, we are "taken aback" in surprise, unable to respond when caught off-guard.