GulfQuest is a non-profit organization governed by community and state leaders who represent backgrounds and disciplines in maritime business and industry, banking, law, education, military service, accounting, engineering, communications, real estate, non-profit management, and public utilities.
The following individuals currently serve on the Maritime Museum's Board of Trustees:
President: Page & Jones, Inc.
Agent: White-Spunner Realty; Trustee: University of Alabama
President: Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. (retired)
Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer: Seabulk Towing (retired)
Shareholder: Maynard Cooper Gale
President: Bullard Automotive, Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Cooper/T. Smith Corporation
General Counsel: Mobile Gas Service Corporation
Partner: Smith, Dukes & Buckalew, L.L.P.
CEO: Baldwin Transfer Co., Inc.
President: Waterways Towing/Hooks Marine Terminal
Director and CEO: Alabama State Port Authority
Senior Vice President: Martin Energy Services, LLC
Counsel: BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards
CEO: Autism Avenue, Inc.
FREEZE THE BALLS OFF A BRASS MONKEY
"Brass monkeys" were metal trays on the decks of warships. Cannon balls were stacked atop each one. In very cold weather, the balls would shrink (due to thermal contraction), shift, and fall off the brass monkeys.