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Alcatraz Island

GGNRA is one of the Largest Urban Parks in the World

Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is one of the largest urban national parks in the world. Established in 1972Read More
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AlcatrazIsland New Industries Building

Experience The Many Moods Of Alcatraz Island

Designed for those that want to discover the deeper mysteries of Alcatraz Island, the National Park Service and Alcatraz CruisesRead More
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Dog Days At The Parks

There’s no greater satisfaction than getting out to the parks with your four-legged bestie. With 37 distinct park sites, overRead More
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Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz Island

Experience, History
Alcatraz Cruises and the National Park Service host two annual Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremonies each year. This year, the gatheringsRead More
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James “Whitey” Bulger Was No Ordinary Criminal

Educational, History
Guest Blog Post -Michael Esslinger James “Whitey” Bulger, 1428-AZ, was no ordinary criminal. When he arrived on Alcatraz in 1958,Read More
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Former Alcatraz staff at alumni event

Final Alumni Weekend Event on Alcatraz Island

Experience, Special
Guest Blog Post – Steve Mahoney A final, special event took place on Alcatraz Island on August 12, 2018. ThisRead More
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Hyde Street Pier Ships and sign for SF Maritime National Historical Park

Check out local favorites here in San Francisco

If you have a passion for history, here is an interesting excerpt about another nautical San Francisco park. Featuring historicalRead More
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Former Alcatraz guard George DeVincenzi working the cell door mechanism

Former Alcatraz Guard Shares His Story About Life on “The Rock”

Educational, Experience
Retired Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary guard George DeVincenzi served on “The Rock” from 1950 to 1958, departing just five years beforeRead More
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Hornblower Hybrid with Alcatraz Island in background

Alcatraz Cruises’ Hornblower Hybrid is a Model of Alternative Energy Innovation

Hornblower Cruises & Events, Alcatraz Cruises’ parent company, boasts the marine industry’s only hybrid passenger ferry fleet in North America.Read More
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mugshot of three inmates for Alcatraz

Anglin Brothers Escape

Educational, History
Guest Blog Post -Michael Esslinger If you were to gather a group of National Park Rangers who work on AlcatrazRead More
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