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Viewing Rocket Launches

Posted: April 14th, 2019

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NASA has been launching small rockets from Wallops Island (the Barrier Island to south of Chincoteague) since 1945.  In recent years, however, Wallops has become better known for the large scale rocket launch taking place from the facility.  Rockets like Northrup Grumman’s Antares, which routinely launches from Wallops Island, carrying supplies to the International Space…[read more]


Climbing to the Top of the Assateague Lighthouse

Posted: May 19th, 2017

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The majestic red and white-striped Assateague Lighthouse sits like a grand decoration on Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Like the bald eagles of the same island, the lighthouse is perched guardedly on her land as if protecting a nest. However, the lighthouse not only watches over Assateague Island but keeps the maritime sojourner safe as it…[read more]


Assateague Island Village “When Assateague Was Home”

Posted: May 4th, 2017

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The Museum of Chincoteague has a wonderful exhibit that will be on display this Spring. The exhibit is part of Assateague Heritage Days and is called “When Assateague was Home”. Illustrated map of Assateague village, created by former resident Roy Jones. Assateague Island, Virginia is now a wildlife refuge and is home to the famous Wild…[read more]


Taking a Drive Back in Time with ‘Teaguer’s Tump Tours’

Posted: April 21st, 2017

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This Spring, I had the opportunity to take a drive back in time through the streets and byways of ‘The Tump’, with the island’s new tour company ‘Teaguer’s Tump Tours’. In case you are wondering, it’s not far to get to ‘The Tump’.  In fact if you’re staying on Chincoteague, you’re already on ‘The Tump’. Islanders…[read more]


My Chincoteague Island History Tour aboard the Pony Express Trolley

Posted: March 16th, 2017

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“With my high starched-collar and my high-topped shoes And my hair piled high upon my head I went to lose a jolly hour on the trolley And lost my heart instead” Lyrics from “The Trolley Song” * sung by Judy Garland, written by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane I just can’t talk about the Trolley without…[read more]


The ‘Refuge Trek’ bus tour, a great way to see the North side of Assateague

Posted: January 22nd, 2017

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Psst…are you looking for something to do on your visit to Chincoteague that’s a little “off the beaten path”? Well then, perhaps you’d be interested in taking the ‘Refuge Trek’. Formerly known as the Wildlife Tour, the ‘Refuge Trek’ will give you exclusive access to the Northern part of Assateague. The Northern OSV road The…[read more]


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Sara Daisey authors the Chincoteague.com Blog. She resides on Chincoteague Island with her husband Ted and three children, Garrett, Morgan, and Jenna.

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