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New Storefront for Marker Nine to Open in the Shops at Tidemill on Nov. 19

New Storefront for Marker Nine to Open in the Shops at Tidemill on Nov. 19

Marker Nine invites the community to the grand opening of its first brick-and-mortar storefront on Friday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 9 p.m.

The casual, coastal apparel company’s new retail store is located at the Shops at Tidemill, 2082 George Washington Highway in Gloucester Point.

The 16,000-square foot renovated strip mall across Route 17 from Scoot’s BBQ also includes anchor store Little England Mercantile, marketing and communications firm Consociate Media, and its neighbor, Sara Harris Photography. Marker Nine will be next door to Severn Wharf Custom Rods.

“While Marker Nine ships its merchandise all over the country,...


What’s in a name? Marker Nine.

What’s in a name? Marker Nine.

By now, we hope you recognize Marker Nine as the casual, coastal apparel company that celebrates the water and the lifestyle around it. 

Find the distinctive logo with an encircled 9 on products that include hoodies, shirts with long and short sleeves and hats.

Rudy Heinatz and Mike Silberhorn founded the Gloucester-based company in 2015.

But what exactly does Marker Nine mean?

Channel markers guide boaters just as road signs direct cars. Just like a green light means “go” when you’re driving, a green channel marker gives the go-ahead to continue your direction minus any hazards. All...


Fall 2021 Marker Nine Social Media Sweepstakes

Fall 2021 Marker Nine Social Media Sweepstakes

FALL GIVEAWAY ALERT

One lucky winner is going to receive $50 to spend online!

Here's how to enter:

Be, or become, a follower of Marker Nine on Facebook and/or Instagram during the time frame of the sweepstakes (8 PM on Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 11:59 PM Sunday, October 10, 2021).

Like the Facebook and/or Instagram post about the giveaway.

Comment on the post by telling us how you enjoy living a coastal life. Or, just drop us a note to say hi!

(Optional) Tag a friend!

The sweepstakes begins on Saturday, October...


Up Close and Personal With Bruce Vogt of Big Island Aquaculture Oysters

Up Close and Personal With Bruce Vogt of Big Island Aquaculture Oysters

When Bruce and Cathy Vogt bought their home in Hayes, Virginia, they were looking for a waterfront spot with room for their horses. What they didn't realize was just how perfect their geography was to growing oysters in a region known for its seafood.

Today, the Vogts are some of the most prolific oyster growers in rural coastal Virginia and their Big Island Aquaculture Oysters are enjoyed by seafood lovers from Nashville to Richmond and many points in between.

We sat down with Bruce recently to get to know his love of the coastal life better with the Marker...


A Sit Down With Sara Harris: Editor of The Scout Guide Williamsburg & The Chesapeake Bay

A Sit Down With Sara Harris: Editor of The Scout Guide Williamsburg & The Chesapeake Bay

Do you love on your community by eating, shopping and supporting local?

We certainly do at Marker Nine, and so does Sara Harris, who featured our company in The Scout Guide Williamsburg & The Chesapeake Bay.

Recently we sat down with Sara to test just how much of a coastal lover she is – and not to worry, she passes the test in a big way!

How do we test? Have you ever heard of the Proust Questionnaire? It traces its origins to a parlor game popularized by French essayist and novelist Marcel Proust. He believed...