My Maritime Story

What sparked your interest in the maritime world? Do you have a great story about a time you were at sea? Did you have a family member in the industry? Are you currently a longshoreman? A pilot? A sailor? My Maritime Story is a program dedicated to sharing the personal maritime history of Houston Maritime’s visitors, partners, crew, industry experts, and more.

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Making a Career out of Being Prepared

Peter Jensen had a storied career in the US Coast Guard and with Mobil/ExxonMobil as an Emergency Preparedness Officer. In his Maritime Story, he tells us about his education, getting into the career and some of his responsibilities during his time with the US Coast Guard and Mobil/ExxonMobil.

My Maritime Story FAQ

What IS a matitime story?

Tales of the sea being passed down from sailor to sailor are as old as sailing itself. Many of these stories are still known today but many have died out and are no longer part of common maritime knowledge. At Houston Maritime, we want ot preserve and share the stories of people who have a connection to the maritime world, helping to avoid the loss of this invaluable resource. Whether your maritime story be industry, naval, exploratory, leaisure, or historical interest, Houston Maritime wants to hear it!

What should I talk about?

Anything you want! We want to hear your story as you want to tell it. If you need some ideas, here are a few prompts that might help you decide how you’d like to tell your story:

  1. Share a funny story of something that happened to you while at sea or working in the maritime industry.
  2. Tell us the story of how you found yourself in the maritime industry.
  3. Share a family member’s maritime background and how their experience created your interest in the maritime world.
  4. Tell us about your favorite naval explorers and why they interest you.
  5. What is your favorite thing about being a mariner?
  6. Tell us about your maritime job.

How will the story be retold?

Our preference is to have you come to our Maritime Studio to record your story on video. However, we can accommodate virtual recordings as well as written stories or even bullet points that we can ghost wright for you. However you are able to tell it, we’d love to hear it!

Do you have any examples?

Yes! Check out our YouTube channel for maritime stories.

Will I get to see/read my story before it is published?

Absolutely! We want you to love it as much as we do!

How do I get started?

Email our marketing team at with the subject line “My Maritime Story” and we’ll schedule a time to record your story!