The Gaspee Affair: Rhode Island’s Revolutionary “Tea Party”


Destruction of the schooner Gaspee, from an old engraving. The Providence Plantations for 250 Years (1886) / Public Domain

Most US residents are familiar with the famous Boston Tea Party - but it was far from the only conflict of this type. Join the guys as they explore Rhode Island’s Gaspee Affair, and why it’s sometimes called Rhode Island’s Boston Tea Party.