Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA
January 29, 2012 at 2 pm.
Stephen Puleo will talk about The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919.
On Jan. 15, 1919, a 50-foot-tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses collapsed on Boston’s waterfront. The flood demolished wooden homes, even the brick fire station. The number of dead wasn’t known for days.
Copies of Mr. Puleo’s book, Dark Tide, may be purchased at the talk ($16.00). Mr. Puleo will be happy to sign your copy.