Marshfield: Ventress Memorial Library To Host Presentation On Great Molasses Flood

Credit: Boston Public Library

Credit: Boston Public Library

Tuesday will mark the 100th anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of Boston which occurred when a large molasses storage tank burst and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets of the North End leave 21 dead and 150 injured. 


Local researcher Derek Gunn tells WATD News that blame was placed with the Purity Distilling Company, city government, and even anarchists. 


Gunn will giving a presentation on the flood Monday that will include topics such as the massive clean-up effort. 


Along with the impact the event continues to have on modern culture. 


Gunn’s lecture, “The Great Molasses Flood: 100th  Anniversary” will take place Monday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Ventress Memorial Library in Marshfield.

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Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.