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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."

GLAD RAGS

Your "glad rags" are your best and brightest clothing. At sea, "glad rags" were a sailing vessel's newest, unpatched suit of sails. They were reserved for special occasions, such as entering or leaving port, and harbor celebrations.