GulfQuest Museum [Mobile, Alabama]

5:30:00 AM
nautical knot
I traveled to Mobile, Alabama recently for a Public Relations conference where I presented on a panel with some lovely ladies from other sea ports and transportation service providers in the United States (I was the only Canadian on the panel). We spoke about our respective company's reasons for using social media, why it's a good idea, why it might be thought of as a bad idea and of course we shared what's involved in creating our social media strategies etc. 
ready to present
We went to a reception hosted by the Alabama State Port Authority at the GulfQuest Museum: National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico. They had the museum open for us to explore throughout the evening and so of course I made use of the opportunity to explore. 
Gulf of Mexico Museum

tug boat
Before I go any further I need to say I wish something like this existed in Canada to demonstrate the value, the fun and the overall international diversity involved in marine shipping. The museum is truly second to none and a facility that I would personally love to see replicated in other regions.
submarine
You can get a sense of the museum from watching this little video tour I put together, but my favorite part was hands down the "tug driving" where you control an tug boat in the water and you are supposed to bring a barge or a ship to the dockside to be loaded/unloaded. Whether you work at a port or not this was just simply a lot of fun!
When visiting Mobile, Alabama this museum needs to be on your "must see" list! Oh, and yes... it would be fun for the whole family!

My Shoes for That: Sperry Deck Shoes
sperry deck shoes
This post was not sponsored - it was an museum I visited during a work function, 
I LOVED it and wanted to share it with all of you.

A special thank you to the ladies from Port of Gulfport 
who explored the museum with me, missed dinner and helped make this video possible.

Gulf Quest


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  1. Looks very interesting and a fun museum to visit

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