Nathaniel Bowditch and an Introduction to Maritime Navigation

This curriculum has been created for presentation to middle school students. It features Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham, an award-winning children’s book. It also covers an introduction to maritime navigation. We hope your students learn much from the video and that you find this Teacher’s Guide and test useful. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the video or this guide, please feel free to contact us.


Video Lesson

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Milt Rose

B.S. Marine Engineering – U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 1967, M.B.A. – University of Denver, 1972

Milt has over 40 years’ experience in the maritime industry, holding positions in operations, engineering, and senior management. Currently, Milt is an independent consultant on general marine industry issue and developments, with a particular expertise in the offshore vessel industry.

Milt is volunteering his time for:

  • Houston Maritime Museum – Advisory Board member and docent
  • Houston Food Bank
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association – Former board member and currently 1967 Class Gift Committee Chair

Peter Jensen

Peter earned a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography and a Third Mate Unlimited license from S.U.N.Y Maritime College and a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Maryland.  After retiring as a Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard and as an Emergency Preparedness and Response Advisor with Exxon Mobil Corporation, he completed the Bayou Land Conservancy (BLC) Ambassador Training and also Certified as a Texas Master Naturalist (Heartwood Chapter). 

He is a member of the BLC Board, Trail and Conservation Crew.  He is involved in conducting Surveys of the Conservation Easements that the BLC manages. 

In addition, he volunteers at the Montgomery County Food Bank and as a Docent at the Houston Maritime Museum.  In addition, Peter is a Board Member of Houston Early Music.  Peter is an avid outdoors’ enthusiast and enjoys SCUBA Diving, Sailing and Hiking.