|Location||Warwick, Rhode Island|
|NRHP reference No.||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 reached via Namquid Drive in Warwick.
Gaspee Point was the site of one of the first acts of hostility in the American Revolution when the British Royal Navy vessel HMS Gaspee was grounded there on June 9, 1772 in what became known as the Gaspée Affair. The Gaspee was a revenue schooner locally detested for its enforcement of the unpopular Navigation Acts, and she was boarded and burned by a band of local citizens that night.
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