Molasses Mayhem! This must have been on hell of a mess to clean up. Sticky liquid and in the month of January?! “Slow as molasses running uphill” was not this molasses! This molasses was moving at 35 mph up Commercial Street in the North End!
On a brisk winter day, Stephen Puleo, author of " Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919," gestured toward the spot where a tank in Boston's North End burst, releasing a tsunami of hot molasses into the streets 100 years ago, on Jan. 15, 1919.