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Meet Ms. Lou from Marvin’s

Meet Ms. Lou from Marvin’s

Marker Nine has never carried visors. But from day one, Ms. Lou at Achilles Shopping Center – known far better in the local Guinea community of Virginia as Marvin’s – had said if we ever made a visor, she would rock it.

So we made some. And she did.

But we can’t just share a picture of Ms. Lou without telling you a little more.

First and foremost, you should know that Marvin’s has long been the social hub for the famed Gloucester watermen. Built in the 1950s by Otis Hogge,...


Coastal Photography Gallery Prints Now Available Through Marker Nine

Coastal Photography Gallery Prints Now Available Through Marker Nine

Marker Nine, the casual apparel company dedicated to the unspoiled life on the water, has expanded its product line to include coastal photography by award-winning photojournalist Rob Ostermaier.

Marker Nine will take 10% of the sales from every print purchased and donate it to The Cook Foundation, a Gloucester-based non-profit arts association that’s dedicated its efforts to making art accessible, public and a celebration for all.

“Showcasing the beauty of our natural, coastal world is a privilege for Marker Nine,” said company co-founder...


The Sweetest Cupcake You Ever Will Meet

The Sweetest Cupcake You Ever Will Meet

There is no doubt that Chris Leigh knows the water…and loves the water. As the owner of Oyster Cove Boatworks & Yacht Brokerage, Chris spends his professional days talking boats, riding on boats and helping families enhance their coastal living with boats.

But did you also know that many call him Cupcake? Or that he is all about the music? Or how he feels about peanut butter pillows?

Enjoy this, the Marker Nine Questionnaire (our version of the Proust Questionnaire) with Chris.

What are your top three yacht rock songs that must be on your beach...


Spotlight on Guinea

Spotlight on Guinea

In late 2020, Marker Nine partnered with the Guinea Heritage Association to design and launch a special “Christmas in Guinea” fundraising t-shirt.

But why Guinea? Where is Guinea? What’s the connection?

Read on to learn more. Marker Nine co-founding families have a deep connection to the community and a love for all things Guinea (and Bena).

What and where is Guinea?

The area known as Guinea began to be defined by land patents in the 1600s.

According to the Guinea Heritage Association, "the Lower Gloucester land patent was granted in the 1650s, first...


Meet Dr. Pop Pop

Meet Dr. Pop Pop

Gene Silberhorn really knows water.

Gene (also called Pop Pop by those who know him best) is an accomplished professor of marine botany and prominent figure at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. He also happens to be the father of Marker Nine co-founder Mike Silberhorn (and a doppelgänger for Ernest Hemingway).

And while we can’t say for certain, we’re convinced that he has explored every single nook, creek, cranny and offshoot of the York River region.

In the truest sense, he is a man of the water and every bit of his love for nature comes through in his...