The Hunt for the Gaspee

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Warwick Life host Scott Nerney talks with Editor and Publisher John Howell from the Warwick Beacon about the hunt for the Gaspee.


250 years after the burning of the HMS Gaspee, Dr. Kathy Abbass from the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project is leading a search for the ship. Hear about the project, wrecks that people thought were the Gaspee, and conspiracy theories about how the Gaspee was lured onto the shoals:


20 min


Follow the story at the Warwick Beacon website.


Find a library with When We Destroyed the Gaspee: A Story of Narragansett Bay in 1772 by James Otis.


Lillian Tobin reads the opening excerpt from When We Destroyed the Gaspee.


Warwick Life highlights what’s special in Warwick, Rhode Island and helps listeners get the most from this seaside community. Warwick Life is produced by Scott Nerney and presented by the Warwick Center for the Arts.


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