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
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Providence (Water Street) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial (about 600 feet away); John Brown House (about 700 feet away); Stephan Hopkins (about 700 feet away); Horace Mann (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Giovanni Da Verrazzano (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rhode Island Korean Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
Also see . . . Gaspee Affair (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 12, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels •
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