On June 9, 1772, a group of prominent Rhode Islanders rowed out to His Majesty’s schooner Gaspee, which had run aground six miles south of Providence while on an anti-smuggling patrol. After threatening and shooting its commanding officer, the raiders looted the vessel and burned it to the waterline.
An often overlooked event that occurred between the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party, join us this Sunday evening at 7 p.m. ET on our Facebook page when we will speak with historian Steven Park, author of the book “The Burning of His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee” about the events that occurred 250 years ago.
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