Visitors say "chink-oh-teeg", emphasis on the first syllable. Locals say "shing-kuh-teeg", emphasis on the last syllable. It is easy to know who lives on or near the island, and who doesn't.
I drove around the island looking at it in a different way. This will be on the list of possible stopping places for our Fall sail over the top of the Delmarva Peninsula. I checked out out the channel along the waterfront, anchorages, boat ramps and docks.
The other possible stopping places are Cape May, New Jersey; Lewes, Delaware; and Ocean City, Maryland.
We would like to reach Chincoteague, but that will depend on wind, weather and tides. I think we have nine days scheduled for sailing, that should be enough to reach the island if weather cooperates.
One more time - "Shin-kuh-teeg". It was a nice place to spend the day. It would be a nice place to finish the Fall sail.