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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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5 kids on Alcatraz Island, Jolene Babyak at far right

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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Alcatraz Island with Angel Island in background

Spotlight on Angel Island

Educational, Experience
Angel Island is the second largest Island in San Francisco Bay Area with Alameda being the largest. Angel Island isRead More
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