Our Inspiration: Marker Nine on Sarah Creek in Virginia's Chesapeake Bay

Marker Nine Sarah Creek Virginia

"Give me the smell of low tide, marsh grass and a two-stroke and I'm in heaven."
-Mike Silberhorn, Marker Nine Co-Founder

We've said it time and time again - because we love the story! - when asked about the inspiration for Marker Nine.

You crawl down the creek, enjoying the calm of No Wake. Then you see her. Bright and green.

It's Channel Marker Nine on Sarah Creek along the Chesapeake Bay's York River and just after pulling past her, the open water awaits.

Just being here, in this...

Waypoint Seafood & Grill, Great Friends To Marker Nine, Great Site For Celebrating Coastal Dishes

A celebration of Chesapeake Bay ingredients that includes items grown at local farms and caught in regional waters. Casual elegance. Pure flavors and rich ingredients presented in seasonally changing entrees. Modern American cuisine built on classical culinary roots. And friends to Marker Nine.

That is Waypoint Seafood & Grill in Williamsburg, Virginia. And earlier this year, they were the gracious hosts of the Marker Nine launch party, where we gathered to celebrate the first collection of Marker Nine with friends and family who helped get this new casual, coastal apparel line...

Seven Reasons Marker Nine Loves Turks and Caicos (and Sara Harris Photography)

In so many ways, this could be a blog post with no words, just pictures!

Just this weekend, following an amazing trip to Turks and Caicos where we found a true channel Marker Nine, savored sweet family time and reconnected with nature and ourselves, our dear friend at Sara Harris Photography shared her amazing images of Marker Nine living the coastal life.

These aren't marketing shots - and that's what we love so much about these! That's how good Sara is...she captures this sweet, coastal life as it happens. Naturally. No make...

Dune Burger...Oh, How We Love You

Marker Nine’s first family – or at least 2/3rds of the founding families – sat around an Outer Banks beach house the summer of 2015 talking with their mouths half full of food.

Rude? Of course.

The topic at hand? Why do we love Dune Burger so much?

Dune Burger. It’s an Outer Banks tradition and has been for decades.

Their official Facebook information is this:

“Feeding locals and visitors alike on the Outer Banks for decades. Located across the street from Jennette's Pier and next door...

Signature Marker Nine Nor'easter Cocktail Recipe

We're not going to lie. The first time we heard about the Nor'easter cocktail, we immediately headed out to buy some Ginger Beer and shake this up. It's become a staple at Marker Nine creative planning sessions! Enjoy!


  • 1 1/2 oz Maker’s Mark - gotta be Maker's Mark to make it a MARKer Nine classic!
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz maple syrup
  • splash of Ginger Beer

Combine the bourbon, lime juice and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake...