Boston Molasses Flood
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander
N 42° 22.095 W 071° 03.321
19T E 330762 N 4692709
Quick Description: A plaque commemorating the Great Molasses Flood.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/3/2006 9:44:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM9VQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander
Views: 31

Long Description:
Coming to this newly-redid area, you would never guess the disaster that befell the area almost 100 years ago. A nearby cache commemorates the event. The plaque reads:

"On January 15, 1919, a molasses tank at 529 Commercial Street exploded under pressure, killing 21 people. A 40-foot wave of molasses buckled the elevated railroad tracks, crushed buildings and inundated the neighborhood. Structural defects in the tank combined with unseasonably warm temperatures contributed to the disaster."
Agency Responsible for Placement: The Bostonian Society

County: Suffolk

City/Town Name: Boston

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Not listed

Year Placed: Not listed

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