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Canon and ammunition on Alcatraz Island

Revisiting the Civil War Living History Day on Alcatraz Island

The Friends of Civil War Alcatraz (FOCWA) is a non-profit group that supports the interpretation of Civil War history onRead More
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Alcatraz Island seen from a speeding boat with brilliant blue sky

Cruising The Bay In The Off-Season

Cruising San Francisco Bay during the off-season is an experience that encompasses mysterious weather, slower crowds and freedom to roam.Read More
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NPS rangers conduct a tour of the main cell bock on Alcatraz Island circa 1979.

The History of Alcatraz as a National Park

Educational, History
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), a unit of the National Park Service, was established by Congress in 1972 asRead More
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Alcatraz inmate mugshot side and front view

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 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

Educational
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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CityPASS booklet

A CityPASS Summer

Educational
Travelers wanting to visit Alcatraz — along with other top San Francisco attractions — can have their cake and eatRead More
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Alcatraz Island TripAdvisor awards along the bottom edge

Alcatraz Island Achieves TripAdvisor’s #1 Landmark in the USA

Educational, Special
Once again, Alcatraz Island has been named as the #1 landmark in the United States, according to TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’Read More
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hand-drawn sketch of person in cell

Alcatraz Cruises Celebrates Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco

Alcatraz Cruises enjoys supporting the community in which we reside. One of our favorite partners is the Boys & GirlsRead More
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