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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."

SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL

At the bottom of a barrel we find the least desirable of anything - the dregs. Aboard ships of old, the worst of brined beef and stale drinking water was at the bottom of a barrel, after a long time at sea.