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Get ready for the annual pony swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague.

Tomorrow the ponies will make their way across the Assateague Channel during what is called slack tide.

There will be private boats so that visitors can view the crossing from the water.

Many more will gather at Memorial Park to view the annual event that was made famous in the 1940’s novel “Misty of Chincoteague” by Marguerite Henry.

The event organizers are urging people to bring plenty of water and sun screen.

Assateague State Park

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - Tens of thousands of visitors descended Chincoteague where dozens of ponies made their annual swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague.

It’s the 88th edition of the spectacle celebrated by Marguerite Henry's 1947 novel "Misty of Chincoteague".

The so-called Saltwater Cowboys have rounded up approximately 150 ponies that live on Assateague for the swim. After the swim, the ponies are rested before they're paraded down Main Street.