A Barque, a Brig and a Schooner... Walk into a Bar

We Protest and We Burn Stuff (Revisited) with Nicolas Hardisty

January 29, 2021 Tall Ships America Season 2 Episode 4
A Barque, a Brig and a Schooner... Walk into a Bar
We Protest and We Burn Stuff (Revisited) with Nicolas Hardisty
Show Notes

In this mini-sode Nic takes a look at Rhode Island's arsonous history in the years leading up to the American Revolution. Nic details a handful of incidents in which Rhode Islanders lashed out against British customs ships by protesting... and burning stuff. The lesser-known Providence Tea Party is discussed as well.

Ships mentioned: HMS Maidstone, HMS St John, HMS Squirrel, HMS Gaspee, Liberty/HMS Liberty