Upon this corner stood Sabin Tavern in which on the evening of June 9th 1772 the party and organized to destroy the H.R.M. schooner Gaspee.
In the destruction of which was shed the first blood in the American Revolution
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 41° 49.398′ N, 71° 24.345′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Planet Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutions: American and Industrial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crawford Street Bridge Without Crawford Street (about 300 feet away); The Changing Face of the West Bank / The West Bank (about 500 feet away); Rise of the Gangways (1704-1844) / Fall of the Gangways (1844-1983) (about 500
Also see . . . Gaspee Affair (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 12, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 611 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.