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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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The History Of An Alcatraz Prison Guard

[Guest Blogger Jim Albright] Cathy, our son Kenneth, and I were living around the Denver area when I took the test,Read More
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Father Bernard Bush Recalls Time on “The Rock”

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary opened in 1934 and when it closed its cell doors for the last time in 1963, more thanRead More
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A Message From Former Inmate Bill Baker

Educational, History
[Guest Blogger Bill Baker] Hello, I’m William Baker, former inmate of Alcatraz. Now that I am back to the straight andRead More
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Alcatraz Dungeons?

Educational, History
[Guest Blogger John Martini] One of the most persistent rumors about Alcatraz Island is that ancient “Spanish Dungeons” are dug into theRead More
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Alcatraz Cruises Announces Indians Of All Tribes Day

Alcatraz Cruises and the National Park Service will recognize the 48th anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz Island by theRead More
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Alcatraz’s Contributions To The Civil War

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From the beginning of the Civil War, the United States government considered Fort Alcatraz to be one of the strongestRead More
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Alcatraz Ex-Con Shares Memories of “The Rock”

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Alcatraz Ex-Con Shares Memories of “The Rock” Each year, the Alcatraz Alumni Association (http://alcatrazalumni.org/) hosts a reunion of sorts soRead More
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