100th Year Anniversary of Boston's Molasses Flood

Trip dates: Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:00 AM

On January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, a large molasses storage tank burst and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph, killing 21 and injuring 150. "Molasses, waist deep, covered the street and swirled and bubbled about the wreckage ... Here and there struggled a form?-?whether it was animal or human being was impossible to tell. Only an upheaval, a thrashing about in the sticky mass, showed where any life was ... Horses died like so many flies on sticky fly-paper. The more they struggled, the deeper in the mess they were ensnared. Human beings?-?men and women?-?suffered likewise."

Join Michele Grzenda, YM/HB leader for an afternoon walk to the site of the great molasses flood. Afterwards, head back to the AMC headquarters for a short video of the Great Molasses flood, followed by short readings from the "Dark Tide" a recount of the Great Molasses disasters. And such an event would not be complete without a molasses - themed potluck. More information about the event will be emailed to registrants one-week in advance so be sure to register at the google document link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qf47Ap85wF6h2SxZxC9kPCOA8FE8FpZP5WFC...

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com (781-697-1410)

Michele has been a volunteer hike leader for AMC since 2006. She enjoys connecting people with nature and is one of the lucky few who have made her avocation her vocation. By weekday, Michele protects wetlands and manages 2,000 acres of Open Space for Weston, MA. Besides leading backpacks, nature walks, and hikes for AMC, Massachusetts Audubon Society, & other local non-profits, Michele can be found on rainy nights in spring, helping frogs & salamanders cross the road on the way to vernal pools

Trip location: 
AMC headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown, MA
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

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Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
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Instruction: 
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First timers: 
No
Conservation: 
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New members: 
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Advance notice: 
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Special notice: 
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Creation date: 
2018-12-21 17:37:38.0
Last updated: 
2018-12-21 18:23:21.36