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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."

LOWER THE BOOM

A boom is a spar extending horizontally from a mast. It swings through an arc, and can be raised or lowered. Many a seafarer has been struck: when we "lower the boom," we bring someone down in a big way.