"Living so close to this amazing body of water we know as the York River has taught me so many important things about myself, others, and life in general. In ten, twenty, or even fifty years, when I look back on my adolescence here, it will be with total satisfaction in knowing that if I hadn't been here, then I couldn't be the same."
Driving across the big bridge rolling onto the Outer Banks islands of North Carolina. Smelling the salty sea air while crawling through Sarah Creek along the Chesapeake Bay. Watching a young lad smile and listening to him squeal as he jumps off the top of a boat (which had to be at least 15 feet up) and into the crystal clear turquoise waters of Grace Bay off of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
If you ask Mike Silberhorn (ahem…that’s Dick McKee to those of you who know him best), he’ll tell you straight: the perfect day starts with easing through Sarah’s Creek on his boat with his feet kicked up, Natty Light in hand (wrapped in a Marker Nine coozie, of course) and wife and three kiddos by his side.
And that’s exactly what Marker Nine is all about…family, laid back, coastal living.
Although born in Radford, VA, Mike was raised in Gloucester, VA, birthplace of Marker Nine the company and the Channel Marker Nine that inspired it all.
His Dad – Dr....
Story By Ethan Sabo, Guest Blogger
Photos By Kelly Marderosian, Consociate Media
The bright sun peeks through a cloudy sky on a warm spring day. The salty, marsh scent of the Chesapeake Bay fills the air. And then, cutting through the water, a short distance from the Marker Nine channel marker in Sarah Creek off of the York River, a faint image appears. Smoothly cutting through the waves, it becomes clear. It’s a Deadrise.
It's no secret Marker Nine loves the water - especially the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, which inspired Marker...