Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
Author Stephen Puleo talked about his book, Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919, published by Beacon Press. On January 15, 1919, a huge steel tank filled with more than 2 million gallons of molasses collapsed on Boston’s waterfront. The resulting flood of molasses left 21 people dead and 150 injured. Mr. Puleo traces the history of the event from the tank’s construction in 1915 through the lawsuits that followed the disaster. After his presentation, he responded to questions from the audience. close
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