A local vessel out of Newport was on its way toward Providence, Rhode Island, when its captain "baited" the Ship Gaspee into waters near Warwick. Once the ship landed at what is now known as Gaspee Point, a party of fifty-five men, led by a man named John Brown, began to plan an attack. The following evening, all of the men surrounded the Gaspee, wounding the ship's captain Lieutenant William Duddington and capturing his crew. The crew was taken ashore and abandoned, and the Ship Gaspee was looted and burned. This event only increased hostility between the British and the colonists, ultimately leading to the American Revolution.