Nine Photos That Show the Destruction of the Great Boston Molasses Flood
See the aftermath through the eyes of photographer Leslie Jones.
Workers stand in front of a large section of the exploded tank.
A house was swept under the elevated railroad tracks and destroyed.
Piles of wreckage at a lumber yard lay stuck in the goo.
Boston’s elevated train tracks buckled under the pressure.
A worker uses an acetylene torch to cut the tank in order to remove it from the muck.
Firehouse No. 31 was knocked off of its foundation and almost pushed into the nearby harbor.
The flood demolished huge sections of Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue.
An ambulance arrives at the scene.
Firemen work to extract a section of the tank.