100-Year Anniversary of the Boston Molasses Flood

On 15 January 1919, a 2-million-gallon tank of molasses ruptured, flooding the streets of Boston's North End and killing 21 people. In his spare time, SGH Senior Principal Ronald Mayville researches the disaster and its causes. On the 100-year anniversary of the flood, Ron reflects on why it is such a significant event in Boston's history.