100 Years Later...Boston's Great Molasses Flood Disaster

21 people were killed and 150 others injured.

January 15, 2019

Are you familiar with The Great Molasses Flood disaster in the North End?

According to CBS Boston, 100 years ago a 5-story molasses storage tank with more than 2-million gallons of the sticky liquid. This was a massive disaster that many people still did not know happened.

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"The initial wave rose at least 25 feet high (7.6 meters high) - nearly as tall as an NFL goalpost - and it obliterated everything in its path, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others. Rivets popped like machine-gun fire. Elevated railway tracks buckled. Warehouses and firehouses were pushed around like game pieces on a Monopoly board."

This happened at an interesting point in history. Back in 1919, "the tragedy struck as World War I troops were returning from Europe and Boston was still basking in a World Series victory by Babe Ruth's Red Sox."

Watch the video above and educate yourself on an important moment in Boston hisory!