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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...


Flip-Flops, Fires and Four Strokes

Flip-Flops, Fires and Four Strokes

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 that in answering a series of deep questions you could reveal the true nature of someone.

Well, here at Marker Nine, we believe that you can reveal someone's true love of the coastal life in the same way...with the Marker Nine Questionnaire.

Read on and find out if Marker Nine co-founder Rudy Heinatz is a true coastal lover.

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


If You Know Dick McKee You Know Mike Silberhorn

If You Know Dick McKee You Know Mike Silberhorn

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 that in answering a series of deep questions you could reveal the true nature of someone.

Well, here at Marker Nine, we believe that you can reveal someone's true love of the coastal life in the same way...with the Marker Nine Questionnaire.

And we’re kicking it off with a one on one interview and conversation with Mike Silberhorn, Marker Nine co-founder. You might know him better as Dick McKee (if you...


Gloucester’s Marker Nine “Eat Local” Line Raises $4,000 for Development of App to Benefit Middle Peninsula Watermen and Seafood Farmers

Gloucester’s Marker Nine “Eat Local” Line Raises $4,000 for Development of App to Benefit Middle Peninsula Watermen and Seafood Farmers

As part of its commitment to the community and its celebration of its fifth year in business out of Gloucester, Virginia, casual apparel company Marker Nine has donated $4,000 toward the development of a new mobile application that will connect Middle Peninsula watermen and aquaculture farmers directly to customers who want to purchase local seafood.

The donation went to the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority, which received a grant earlier this year from GO Virginia to develop Bay Direct, an app expected to launch by the end of 2020 that is an online marketplace to connect people...


Eat Local Oysters (and here’s why)

Eat Local Oysters (and here’s why)

By Ford Silberhorn (a collegiate student and aspiring writer who happens to also be the eldest son of Marker Nine co-founder, Mike Silberhorn)

Oysters. What is it about those little bivalves that we love so much?

They may not be pretty.

I mean, people have even said ‘twas a “brave man that first ate an oyster.”

But what they lack in aesthetics they make up in total deliciousness.

Steamed, fried, raw, it doesn’t matter.

Odds are good that if you hail from a coastal town (like I do…what’s up, Gloucester, Virginia) then you have...