The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

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Molasses Flood Firemen

Steve Puleo is the author of Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919.  On January 15, 1919, 2.3 million gallons of molasses collapsed, flooding Boston's North End with the sticky substance.  Twenty one people died and many more were injured.  Firefighters used seawater to clean up the mess.