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  • Dark Tide

  • The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
  • By: Stephen Puleo
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters were playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like, "a roaring surf," one of them said later. Like, "a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence," said another. A third firefighter jumped up from his chair to look out a window - "Oh my God!" he shouted to the other men, "Run!" A 50-foot-tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses had just collapsed on Boston's waterfront, disgorging its contents as a 15-foot-high wave of molasses that at its outset traveled at 35 miles an hour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Pass it by Because You Don't Like Molasses!

  • By Matthew on 08-18-16

Amazing true story

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Reviewed: 08-15-15

Well researched and absorbing story-a real page- turner-mr pullout tells the tragic story in a kind compassionate manner.