Gaspee Point

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Gaspee Point
Gaspee Point in Warwick Rhode Island.jpg
Gaspee Point in 1852
Gaspee Point is located in Rhode Island
Gaspee Point
Location Warwick, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°44′40″N 71°22′42″W / 41.74444°N 71.37833°W / 41.74444; -71.37833Coordinates: 41°44′40″N 71°22′42″W / 41.74444°N 71.37833°W / 41.74444; -71.37833
Built 1772
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72000018 [1]
Added to NRHP June 8, 1972

Gaspee Point is a small peninsula on the west side of the southern reaches of the Providence River in Warwick, Rhode Island. It is bounded on the north by Passeonkquis Cove and on the south by Occupessatuxet Cove. It is accessed via Namquid Drive in Warwick.

Gaspee Point was the site of one of the first hostilities of the American Revolution, when the British Royal Navy vessel HMS Gaspee, a revenue schooner locally detested for its enforcement of the unpopular Navigation Acts, was grounded there on June 9, 1772. In what became known as the Gaspee Affair, the grounded schooner was boarded and burned by a band of local citizens that night.[2]

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Gaspee Point". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-08-27.