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Posted 28 July 2016 - 06:43 PM

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The Great Molasses Flood, also known as the Boston Molasses Disaster or the Great Boston Molasses Flood, occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. A large molasses storage tank burst, and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 miles per hour (56 kilometers per hour), killing 21 and injuring 150. The event has entered local folklore, and for decades afterward residents claimed that on hot summer days the area still smelled of molasses

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 07:49 PM

Those photos are wild - it is a tragedy what happened to the people and the town.

It's horrible to say right now but I love that stuff so much!!!!!!

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 09:55 PM

In the aftermath, in some places the molasses was thigh deep. One more image, I couldn't post above:

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 10:14 PM

That my lady puts it into perspective for me..... thigh deep... wow. I know how thick my little jar of it is. Death from sheer exhaustion would be imminent if nothing else - I mean can you imagine trying your best to wade through something as thick and heavy as molasses that's thigh deep? I can't at all. All I can say is wow.

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 10:34 PM

I found the photo.

'Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919' by Stephen Puleo

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Firefighters tried to wash the molasses away with freshwater, but would later find that briny seawater was the only way to “cut” the hardened substance.


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Posted 29 July 2016 - 06:36 PM

wow thats incredible that there was so much molasses!
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Posted 01 August 2016 - 10:06 PM

View Postearthlydelites, on 29 July 2016 - 06:36 PM, said:

wow thats incredible that there was so much molasses!

Yeah, rough estimate is 7.5 million Liters (19812903.6 gallons).
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Posted 02 September 2016 - 05:11 PM

I remember reading about this. What a way to go.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:30 PM

I know sully. I remember reading about a woman looking out her window and saw a child, who was clinging to a lamp post, get swept away. It turned out it was her own child. She watched and heard his pleas for help, as he was being swept away to his death. He was so covered with molasses, that she couldn't recognize him, until she heard him scream.
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:43 AM

New England Legends Podcast 21 - Boston's Molasses Disaster

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the Boston Molasses Disaster of January 15, 1919, that left 21 people dead and 150 injured. What happened and why? Could it have been avoided?

https://www.youtube....h?v=UKM9VH7LeBg

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:16 AM

wow so crazy and so avoidable :(
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:37 PM

Wow! I never knew about this. Thanks for sharing!
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