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Friday, October 30, 2009

The Great Molasses Flood

Boston's Modern Must-Sees

Site of the Great Molasses Flood


On January 15, 1919, a gigantic tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses burst, sending a crushing, 30-foot, 14,000-ton wave along the waterfront near the North End. The accident killed 21 people and injured 150 more. Today, a plaque commerates those who died; some say that on a hot, humid day you can still smell the molasses. (Globe file photo)
Location: Lagone Park in the North End, Boston
Public Transportation: North Station (Green or Orange Line) - www.MBTA.com
Cost and Hours: Free, open 24 hours/day

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