Gaspee Point in 1852
|Location||Warwick, Rhode Island|
|NRHP Reference #||72000018 |
|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.
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