Paul Bruno

Maritime Expert


USCG Master's License

B.A., Creative Nonfiction and Technical Writing, University of Wisconsin


  • United States Coast Guard licensed Ship Master with Passenger Certification.
  • A marine contractor familiar with all ship systems who has worked in the industry for more than 20 years.
  • Has a USCG Master's License and a degree in Creative Nonfiction and Technical Writing, from the University of Wisconsin.


Paul Bruno is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed work for over five years on the maritime industry. He has worked with a variety of vessels throughout his maritime career, including various commercial ships as well as the Great Lakes schooner reproduction "Dennis Sullivan." As a marine contractor, Paul is familiar with all ship systems, and his lifelong passion for electronics has led to a focus on marine hardware and software development. When he is not working, Paul's favorite hobby is knot work, keeping busy with the nearly 4,000 documented knots, splices, and eyes.


  • USCG Master's License, 1993
  • Creative Nonfiction and Technical Writing, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and University of Waikato, Hamilton NZ

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