Fired up over the Gaspee incident


Mayor Joseph Solomon, with assistance from the Gaspee Days Committee and Harbormaster Jeff Baris, set an effigy of the Gaspee on fire Sunday afternoon in Pawtuxet Cove to close out the 54th annual celebration of the burning of the dreaded British revenue schooner on June 9, 1772. To salute the occasion, the Pawtuxet Rangers and the Kingston Reds fired their cannons from the colonial encampment in Pawtuxet Cove. (Warwick Beacon photos)


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