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FIFTEEN MINUTE FERRY RIDE . . .

SAN FRANCISCO to ALCATRAZ ISLAND 

Golden Gate Bridge & Alcatraz Island . . . 

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also known as 'the ROCK' !

HISTORIC PRISON & GARDENS

VITAL SEABIRD NESTING SITE

DOCK 'GUN-TOWER'

U.S. NATIONAL PARK SITE

U.S. PARK SINCE 1973 

PARK RANGERS & VOLUNTEERS

GOLDEN GATE & 'LITTLE ALCATRAZ'

VIEW OF NEARBY ANGEL ISLAND

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U.S. PENITENTIARY - ALCATRAZ, 1934 - 1963

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FEDERAL PRISONERS on 'the YARD'

1962 - GREATEST ESCAPE in U.S. HISTORY!

ESCAPE FAKE CELL AIR-VENT COVERS

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'62 ESCAPEE JOHN ANGLIN

ESCAPE 'DUMMY HEADS' in BEDS

Aaron Burgette - DIED TRYING 

B-Block -ESCAPE CELLS

Former Prisoners and Guards Return to 'the ROCK'

ROBERT LUKE, #1118AZ 

#1118 w Guard George Devincenzi

BILL BAKER, #1259AZ

. . .IN FRONT of OLD CELL

With WIFE IDA - '34 FIRETRUCK

YOUNGEST GUARD FRANK HEANEY

  LUKE 'MUG-SHOT'

HIRED 1948, AGE 21 !

GEORGE DEVINCENZI, GUARD '50-'59

ALCATRAZ ISLAND HISTORIC GARDENS!

Gardens date to the 1860's!

'Persion Carpet' w Sea Gull 

Delphinium & Golden Gate

Outside Prison Exercise Yard

Flowering Succulents w Prison

'West Road' w Golden Gate

Historic Gardens Volunteers 

GARDEN TOURS 

1857 Guardhouse w Planters

Western Gulls look west...

VICTORIAN GARDENS c 1912

WEST-SIDE GARDEN AREAS

WEST ROAD SCENIC LOOKOUT... Smile!

GARDEN TOUR w Water Tower 

Seabird Nesting Habitat: Spring & Summer

5000+ Seabird Nests Each Year!

WESTERN GULLS 

THE 'GULL-DEN' GATE

SNOWY EGRET - NEST BUILDING

NESTING BRANDT'S CORMORANTS 

HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE, 'PERSIAN CARPET' 

US ARMY: FORT ALCATRAZ : 1859 - 1912

Late 1850's FORT AZ Masonry

LOWER FORT ENTRANCE

30 FOOT FORTIFICATION WALLS

'CHINA ALLEY' PASSAGE WAY

 

END OF VIRTUAL TOUR, FOR NOW . . .

to be continued

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 'Welcome to 'the Rock'! I'm Ian Craig, alcatraztherock.com publisher, National Park Service Certified Program Guide, Alcatraz Historian, and Media Producer. And, welcome to our newly revamped, and ever-evolving, destination web portal. Alcatraz Island is currently re-opened on a limited basis, and tours are limited to outside areas. No entry to Prison Building, Shops, etc. So, we've endeavored to create Virtual Tours for you to explore this historical island, to assist in planning a visit, and to share the unique opportunity to meet, through our vast video interview collection - 14 former prisoners, former guards, prison minister, and family members who grew up on the island! Stay Tuned!

 

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