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Gaspee Point near Providence, RI

Gaspee Point Warwick, RI 02888
Take a trip to Gaspee Point to enjoy some amazing sights and scenes. Located at the southern tip of Providence River in Warwick, Rhode Island, it is a peninsula. There are two coves that flank it. The Occupessatuxet Cove and the Passeonkquis Cove. In Warwick, it can be reached by driving down on Namquid Drive to its location.

During the American Revolution, it was one of the sites of the first hostilities in the new world. An event happened there which has been coined the Gaspee Affair. On June 9, 1772, The HMS Gaspee ran aground at the peninsula. It was a British naval vessel. The Gaspee was unpopular because of its enforcement of the Navigation Acts. The night it ran aground the local citizens boarded her and set her aflame.

Aside from the local history of the site many people today enjoy the beach which offers a wide variety of activities to do. There is fishing from the jetty where many different species of fish can be taken such as sea perch or sea bass. Or on the beach itself, you can dig for clams. Hotels are also there for longer stays plus vacation homes can be rented.

There are also great restaurants to choose from of just have a quick lunch at one of the oyster bars or fish and chips places. If you want to see beautiful sunsets and beaches or have a great meal go have a look at Gaspee Point.

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