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GulfQuest always welcomes donations to ensure we contuinue to provide long-lating and meaningful experiences to all our vistors.

GulfQuest gratefully acknowledges the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their contributions to the "Charting the Course" capital campaign.


Admirals of the Fleet


The McLean Family
in loving memory of Clara, Jim and Malcom McLean from their Children, Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews

Monte L. Moorer Foundation


Admirals of the Gulf


Alabama Power Foundation

Austal USA

The Hearin-Chandler Foundation

Mobile County Commission


Vice Admirals

 $250,000 - $499,999

Alabama State Port Authority

BP Corporation North America

The Crampton Trust

ExxonMobil Corporation

The Robert Herndon Radcliff, Jr. Family

Regions Bank

The Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust



 $100,000 - $249,999

Alabama Historical Commission

AMCREF Community Capital, LLC

APM Terminals - Mobile, LLC

BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards

The J.L. Bedsole Foundation

Cooper/T. Smith Corporation

The Daniel Foundation of Alabama

Hancock Bank/Whitney Bank

International Shipholding Corporation

Ben May Charitable Tust

Mobile Gas Service Corporation

Norton Lilly International, Inc.

Page & Jones, Inc.

E.B. and Celeste Peebles

The Propeller Club, Port of Mobile

The Seamen's Foundation, Port of Mobile

SSAB Alabama

Admiral and Mrs. William H. Stewart

Wells Fargo



$50,000 - $99,999

The Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Family

The Community Foundation of South Alabama

Walter A. and Loresa Bell Charitable Fund

Ben May Memorial Fund

Teresa and Norvelle Smith Fund

Volkert Charitable Fund

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hope, III

The Mary Josephine Larkins Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Russell R. Steiner

Thomas C. Weller, Jr.



$25,000 - $49,999

Alabama River Pulp Company

Armbrecht Jackson LLP

AT&T Alabama

EBSCO Industries, Inc.

C.D., Helen and Jeff Glaze Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Guthans

Hand Arendall LLC

Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Helmsing

Mr. and Mrs. John C. H. Miller, Jr.

A. S. Mitchell Foundation

Mobile Bar Pilots Association

Mr. and Mrs. C. Howard Moore III

Mr. and Mrs. Marion A. Quina, Jr.

Mrs. Tallulah Dunlap Quina

Rotary Club of Mobile

Henry and Kate Seawell

Senior Bowl Charities

ShipTracks LLC

United States Steel Corporation

Erin R. Wheeler



$10,000 - $24,999

N. D. Cunningham & Company, Inc.

JMF Solutions

Miss Clara L. McLean Memorial Fund

Mr. and Mrs. J. Manson Murray

John T. Murray Family

Richard Murray & Company, Inc.

Richard Murray, III

Ben M. Radcliff Contractor, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Saunders, Jr.

Admiral William H. Stewart Memorial Fund

Dorothy D. Trabits Stephens Foundation

Dr. William J. and Marietta Murray Urquhart

Barry A. Vittor and Associates, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Waterman II

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel


Sailing Masters

$5,000 - $9,999

Alabama Lighthouse Association

Alabama Tourism Department

Alter Trading Corporation

Bagby and Russell Electric Company


M. Palmer and Ann S. Bedsole

Mr. and Mrs. J. Edgar Brister

Paul A. Buolo, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. G. Edgar Downing, Jr.

Fabrication Specialists, Inc.

Harrison Brothers Dry Dock & Repair Yard

Mr. and Mrs. S. Slade Hooks, Jr.

Inchcape Shipping Services

Goodman G. Ledyard

James K. and Beth Marietta Lyons

Mr. and Mrs. John L. McCarron, Jr.

Lillian C. McGowin Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Lee E. Moncrief

Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon L. Morgan

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Moses

P&H Construction Corporation

Pascagoula Bar Pilots Association

T. Lee Robinson, Sr.

Cheryl and Jerry Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Turner, Jr.

Vickers, Riis, Murray & Curran, LLC

Captain and Mrs. W. Curtis Wilson, Sr. Family

Witherington Construction

Tony, Shawna, Jackson and Rachel Zodrow



$2,500 - $4,999

AM/NS Calvert

Baldwin Transfer Company

Brent and Virginia Beall

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Bledsoe

Pamela A. Brewer

Douglas and Karen Christopher

The Cobb Family Foundation

Dockside Services, Inc.

Dog River Marina & Boat Works

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert F. Dukes, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop M. Hallett, III

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hearin

Kalifeh, Bedsole, & Company

Cathy and Robert Lee

Rufus B. Lee Memorial Fund

Captain and Mrs. G. Wildon Mareno

Sandy, Angela, Kaelen and Lauren McArthur

McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC

Mr. and Mrs Walter R. Meigs

Middleton Marine Engine Service

Mr. and Mrs. Ray H. Miller, III

Mobile Air Center

Captain John Paul Morris

Parker Towing Company

Remedial Services, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Seifert, II

Captain John Donnelly Smith

Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Thurber, III

Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Torbert, Jr.

Richard R. Tremayne, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony van Aken

White-Spunner Construction




Someone caught in a predicament is "over a barrel." This expression stems from old-fashioned shipboard discipline, when misbehaving sailors were sometimes tied, spread-eagle, over the barrel of a cannon and flogged with a "cat o' nine tails."