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    • Road to the beach was damaged during a Mid-Atlantic nor'easter

    • Road to the beach was damaged during a Mid-Atlantic nor'easter
    • Wildlife refuges; Weather impacts; Work of the Service; Floods;
    • This is a picture of Beach Road on Assateague Island. Assateague Island is a Barrier Island which lies to the east of Chincoteague Island. Assateague Island protects Chincoteague Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Assateague Island is approximately...
    • Chincoteague Island Drawbridge

    • Chincoteague Island Drawbridge
    • Wildlife refuges; Water management; Transportation; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • This bridge was demolished in January of 2011. The current bridge replaced an old swing bridge that online records say was built around 1940. The number of photographs and paintings of the old bridge may equal the number of people who passed over...
    • Cigar Daisey and Newman Merritt oral history transcript

    • Cigar Daisey and Newman Merritt oral history transcript
    • History; Biography; Aquatic birds; Birds; Boats; Coastal environments; Commercial fishing; Crustaceans; Fishes; Fishing; Game wardens; Human impacts; Hunting; Indigenous populations; Islands; Law enforcement; Overfishing; Places (Human-made);...
    • Oral history interview with Cigar Daisey and Newman Merritt with Dave Hall as interviewer. There are two other gentleman present. They are not identified, other than the fact that one of them is referred to as “Pete”. They are from North...
    • Chincoteague Ponies at annual Assateague Island swim

    • Chincoteague Ponies at annual Assateague Island swim
    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife refuges;
    • In 1835, the practice of pony penning began, with settlers rounding up ponies and removing some of them to the mainland. In 1924 the first official "Pony Penning Day" was held by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, where ponies were auctioned...
    • Assateague Island Pony Swim

    • Assateague Island Pony Swim
    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife refuges;
    • In 1835, the practice of pony penning began, with settlers rounding up ponies and removing some of them to the mainland. In 1924 the first official "Pony Penning Day" was held by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, where ponies were auctioned...
    • Chincoteague Ponies after swim from Assateague Island

    • Chincoteague Ponies after swim from Assateague Island
    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife refuges; Leisure activities; Recreation;
    • In 1835, the practice of pony penning began, with settlers rounding up ponies and removing some of them to the mainland. In 1924 the first official "Pony Penning Day" was held by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, where ponies were auctioned...
    • Cigar Daisey oral history transcript

    • Cigar Daisey oral history transcript
    • History; Biography; Aquatic environments; Birds; Coastal environments; Fishes; Fishing; Islands; Trapping; Wetlands; Hunting; Art;
    • Oral history interview with Cigar Daisey as interviewed by Dave Hall with commnents by George Lycock and Clarence McKenney.
    • Tom Reed oral history transcript

    • Tom Reed oral history transcript
    • History; Wildlife refuges; Hunting;
    • Oral history interview with Tom Reed as interviewed by Dave Hall. Also present are "Cigar" Daisey and a few unidentified others. This conversation is being video as well as audio recorded.
    • Mare and her foal at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    • Mare and her foal at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Mammals;
    • Two herds graze freely on Assateague Island. Legend has it that the ponies arrived on Chincoteague from a Spanish ship that had run aground during a storm in 1750. Historians believe they are descended from horses brought by settlers in the...
    • Resting foal at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    • Resting foal at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Mammals;
    • Two herds graze freely on Assateague Island. Legend has it that the ponies arrived on Chincoteague from a Spanish ship that had run aground during a storm in 1750. Historians believe they are descended from horses brought by settlers in the...
    • Assateague Lighthouse

    • Assateague Lighthouse
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Work of the Service; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • The Assateague Lighthouse is located on the Virginia portion of Assateague Island. The Coast Guard has maintained the lighthouse for many years. Ownership of the lighthouse was transferred to the Fish & Wildlife Service from the Coast Guard in 2004.
    • View of Assateague Lighthouse from the wildlife loop

    • View of Assateague Lighthouse from the wildlife loop
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Recreation sites; Exhibitions; Tourism;
    • The historic Assateague Lighthouse was built in 1867 and is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. However, the first lighthouse on this site, built by the U.S. Treasury Department in 1833, was a 45 foot-high brick tower that proved inadequate. The...

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