Gulf Focus


GulfQuest offers over 90 immersive exhibits in a vast array of maritime topics, including but not limited to: trade routes, military history, early Gulf settlements, archaeology, marine life, weather, ship navigation, coastal environments, and nautical commerce.


Barges deliver cargo down rivers, or where the water is too shallow for ships. Because they are hard to control, they sometimes collide with other vessels. Perhaps for this reason, the expression describes an abrupt interruption.