Chip Off The Old Salt Block

It’s no wonder Captain Erik (“Tubby”) Anfinson has salt in his veins, his father Clifford Anfinson was a boat person all his life as a sport fisherman, chartering his vessel ...

A Bridge Is Born

Sharing the accolade with Alcatraz Island as one of TripAdvisor’s “Top Ten Landmarks in the United States,” the Golden Gate Bridge is simply…legendary. Eighty-six years ago, on January 5, 1933, ...

Native American Occupation

One of the most significant, yet often-forgotten, historical “landmarks” of Alcatraz Island is the Native American Occupation, which was in the forefront from 1969–1971. Beginning on November 20, 1969, a ...

Anglin Brothers Escape

Guest Blog Post -Michael Esslinger If you were to gather a group of National Park Rangers who work on Alcatraz and ask them to write down the most common questions ...

Growing Up On Alcatraz

Guest Blog Post - Jolene Babyak Among the many revelations about Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary that surprise most people is that families also resided there. Surprised, at least, until I remind ...