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Another summer season is upon us, marked by the passing of the annual Gaspee Days celebration and heralded by beach loving Rhode Islanders everywhere. As graduating students toss their caps and look … more
It’s a good thing Al Nazareth has a flare for boats. He’s been around them most of his life, but Sunday surely had to be the first time he was called upon to set one afire. He took the … more
By ALEX MALM  Two years ago, Gaspee Days events were canceled because of the pandemic. Now, the Gaspee Days Committee is prepared for one of the crowning events of the 250th anniversary of … more
Mother Nature put on a command performance for the Gaspee Days arts and crafts show held over Memorial Day weekend in Pawtuxet. The forecast had been for rain Saturday morning, but while there were a … more
The sinking of the HMS Gaspee is merely a footnote in some U.S. history books. If a small group of Rhode Island citizen scientists succeeds, a search for the British vessel’s remains may help rewrite the nation’s annals, and place the Namquid Point explosion on the first page of the first chapter of the American story. more
The 250th celebration commemorating the burning of the HMS Gaspee will be unlike any that has come before it. Not only is the anniversary itself significant, but it coincides with the exciting … more
Colonial times came alive this weekend as celebrations marking the 250th observation of the burning of the British schooner Gaspee kicked off with Museum Weekend. Activities included a party at the … more
By RORY SCHULER Almost 250 years ago, a revolution was brewing in Warwick. Now the taste of revolutionary brewing will be available on-tap and canned. As the Gaspee burning Sestercentennial … more
There have been other searches for the Gaspee. One was conducted in the 1950s, a second, according to newspaper accounts in 1989 and a third in 2002. But there is no record of whether anything was … more
Some years ago, the date buried in the sands of my memory, I got one of those calls that made me wonder if there was some truth to the tale I was being told. The caller said “you would … more
By EMMA BARTLETT The Gaspee Days Committee has canceled their Feb. 24 kick-off gala at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet due to lagging ticket sales and Covid concerns. After reaching the difficult decision, the committee is looking into either a smaller event or more
Two hundred and fifty years ago - on June 9, 1772 - the British H.M.S. Gaspee Schooner was burned by colonists on Narragansett Bay in Warwick. Now in 2022, the RI 250th Semiquincentennial Commission, … more
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