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    • Assateague Island Lighthouse

    • Historic sites; Wildlife refuges; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • Peek at the Assateague Island Lighthouse in Virginia
    • Assateague Island Lighthouse beacon shines in the background

    • Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Birds; Panoramics; Scenics;
    • The Assateague Lighthouse has a distinctive sequence of light shining, a double flash, which sets it apart from other east coast lighthouses. An automatic timer starts the process each evening. Visitors can get a close-up view of the twin rotating...
    • 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...
    • Assateague Lighthouse

    • Wildlife refuges; Buildings, facilities and structures; Coastal environments;
    • The present 142 foot-high structure is one of nearly 20 other tall, historic, brick lighthouses still functioning along the Atlantic Coast today.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    • Videography;u.s. fish and wildlife service;wildlife conservation;BROADCAST; Wildlife refuges;
    • Chincoteague National Wildlife includes more than 14,000 acres of beach, dunes, marsh, and maritime forest.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Chincoteague Ponies grazing at the refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • Two herds of Chincoteague ponies 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...
    • Chincoteague Pony by a fence at the refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Chincoteague Pony close-up

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Chincoteague Pony in a wooded area of the refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Chincoteague Pony in a wooded area

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Chincoteague Pony on a grassy area of the refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Chincoteague Pony on a refuge road

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...

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