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The original item was published from 5/14/2018 10:31:34 AM to 5/21/2018 11:26:29 AM.
Posted on: May 14, 2018
[ARCHIVED] Remember the Battle of Grape Island on May 20th!
REMEMBER THE BATTLE OF GRAPE ISLAND!
- On May 21, 1775 a party of British Soldiers and Marines sailed two sloops and a schooner to Grape Island to obtain supplies from the farm of Loyalist Elisha Leavitt.
- Hingham's Militia responded and began firing on the British from shore until the incoming tide allowed them to row out to the island.
- As reinforcements arrived from other South Shore towns, the British escaped from the other side of Grape Island.
- Thus ended the second battle of the American Revolution and the first battle in what became known as the "Provision Wars".
The Town will celebrate the Battle of Grape Island Day on:
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Hingham Harbor Bandstand
JOIN STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS AND THE HINGHAM MILITIA IN HONORING THIS IMPORTANT EVENT IN HINGHAM'S HISTORY
A LESSON IN TOWN HISTORY + REFRESHMENTS + FUN = BATTLE OF GRAPE ISLAND DAY EVENT
Battle of Grape Island Program