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."
To succeed, we must learn how a job is done. Sailors must learn each rope by heart. Untying the wrong one could cause a catastrophe. This knowledge was so important that honorable-discharge papers were once marked "knows the ropes."