Boston Molasses Flood

Boston Molasses Flood (HMR8E)

Location: Boston, MA 02109 Suffolk County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 22.094', W 71° 3.33'

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On January 15, 1919, a molasses tank at 529 Commercial Street exploded under pressure, killing 21 people. A 40-foot wave of molasses buckled the elevated railroad tracks, crushed buildings and inundated the neighborhood. Structural defects in the tank combined with unseasonably warm temperatures contributed to the disaster.
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HM NumberHMR8E
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Placed ByThe Historian Society
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 12:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330749 N 4692708
Decimal Degrees42.36823333, -71.05550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 22.094', W 71° 3.33'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 22' 5.64" N, 71° 3' 19.80" W
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Area Code(s)617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 499-521 Commercial Street, Boston MA 02109, US
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