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The mission of The 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."

HAND OVER FIST

Sailors pulling on a rope during heavy labor plant their feet, pull with one hand, then hold the rope in their fist while reaching out with their other hand, thereby pulling "hand over fist." Today this means rapid progress.