The Double Six

The Double Six (HMQJ8)

Location: Tangier, VA 23440 Accomack County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 49.664', W 75° 59.528'

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The Double Six Sandwich Shop is where the watermen meet at 3:00 AM for "smokes and coffee" before heading down to the docks to the day's work.

Named for the game of Dominos, the shop is open for sandwiches year-round, and was often considered a "men's only" meeting spot. It was featured in the 1973 National Geographic article on the island and in the 1995 Bell Atlantic TV commercials filmed on Tangier.

This building now rests on its third site. It was originally the "engine room" for the church, supplying the requisite power and housing mechanical equipment. It was then moved across the street to what was then the front yard of the telephone company building. From there, it was moved to its present location to become the Double Six.
HM NumberHMQJ8
Placed ByTangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 12:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 412688 N 4187165
Decimal Degrees37.82773333, -75.99213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.664', W 75° 59.528'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 39.84" N, 75° 59' 31.68" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16146-16148 Main Ridge Rd, Tangier VA 23440, US
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