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James “Whitey” Bulger Was No Ordinary Criminal

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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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George DeVincenzi

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

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

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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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Anglin Brothers Escape

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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

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Travelers wanting to visit Alcatraz — along with other top San Francisco attractions — can have their cake and eatRead More
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TripAdvisor featured blog post

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

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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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Drawing

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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National Maritime Day 5/22/18 #SFMaritimeDay

Alcatraz Cruises Celebrates National Maritime Day

America’s National Maritime Day is a time-honored tradition that recognizes one of our country’s most important industries. In honor ofRead More
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childhood photo with Jolene Babyak

Growing Up On Alcatraz

Guest Blog Post – Jolene Babyak Among the many revelations about Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary that surprise most people is thatRead More
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Alcatraz Island building through a fence

Photography Tips and Exploring the Visual Treasures of Alcatraz Island

Educational, Experience
[Guest Blogger Michael Esslinger] Photography Tips and Exploring the Visual Treasures of Alcatraz Island By Michael Esslinger, Alcatraz Historian andRead More
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