Thursday, October 9, 2014

How we long for simpler times

At about 12:30 in the afternoon on January 15, 1919 near Keany Square, at 529 Commercial Street, a molasses tank 50 ft tall, 90 ft in diameter and containing as much as 2,300,000 US gallons collapsed. Witnesses stated that as it collapsed, there was a loud rumbling sound, like a machine gun as the rivets shot out of the tank, and that the ground shook as if a train were passing by.  The collapse unleashed a wave of molasses 25 feet high at its peak, moving at 35 miles per hour. The molasses wave was of sufficient force to damage the girders of the adjacent Boston Elevated Railway's Atlantic Avenue structure and tip a railroad car momentarily off the tracks.  Wiki

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