Chincoteague and Assateague Islands

Chincoteague and Assateague Islands

by Nan DeVincent-Hayes, Bo Bennett


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See how the Chincoteague and Assteague Islands came about and developed into a tourist destination today.

The thriving barrier islands of Chincoteague and Assateague entice over a million tourists to their shores every year. Adjacent to one another, these parcels of land jutting into the Atlantic have a symbiotic relationship - Chincoteague, a modern, developed community that thrives on tourism, helps attract visitors to neighboring Assateague, which in turn acts as a natural buffer against the surging tides and is home to Assateague Island National Seashore, a state park that provides protection for native flora and fauna and leisure activities for the nature lover.

Overlapping the border between Maryland and Virginia, Assateague Island remains an undisturbed natural habitat boasting extensive wetlands and wildlife. Images of the native inhabitants of this area abound - the ponies, birds, and sea life take center stage, while the sandy dunes and rolling ocean provide a beautiful backdrop. The families who made the island of Chincoteague their home, from as early as 1650, were a tough breed and, over the years, made many contributions to the improvement of their community. Schools, churches, and businesses were established, bridges were built, roads were paved, and waterways made navigable - all of this visually documented and now available in this remarkable volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738505626
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 06/20/2000
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,234,327
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

In Images of America: Chincoteague and Assateague Islands, authors Nan DeVincent-Hayes and Bo Bennett have compiled an entertaining and educational journey into the past, replete with vintage photographs and postcards from the collections of local "Teaguers" and informative descriptions of life through the years on these small islands. A must-have visual history, this engaging retrospective will surely be a cherished addition to the bookshelves of both visitors and residents alike.

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