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Every Day is Earth Day with Alcatraz Cruises

Contest, Experience
It’s Earth Day every day with Alcatraz Cruises. As a leader in sustainability initiatives and recipient of many prestigious awardsRead More
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Photography Tips and Exploring the Visual Treasures of Alcatraz Island

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[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

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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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guest blogger Peter Finch standing against cell door on Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz in Several Native Tongues…

Educational, Experience
[Guest Blogger Peter Finch] I work at Alcatraz island and I love it. I’m a history buff, and this is livingRead More
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Historic garden on Alcatraz Island purple flowers and agave plant and cellhouse

Alcatraz Island’s Hidden Gem – The Gardens of Alcatraz

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As early as 1869, military inmates began tending the Gardens of Alcatraz. Many of these inmate gardeners had no horticultureRead More
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Green insect crawling out of container for Earth Day

Alcatraz Cruises Celebrates Earth Day By The Bay

Educational, Experience
To celebrate Earth Day, Alcatraz Cruises along with Hornblower Cruises’ Respect Our Planet, will present a full day of free,Read More
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New Spring Schedule

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If You’re Coming to San Francisco, You Will Want to Book Your Date with “The Rock” If you’re interested inRead More
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Bill Baker, Jim Albright, John Martini, Jolene Babyak

Alcatraz Traveling Exhibit Speaker Series

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THERE ARE A FEW GOOD MEN AND WOMEN WHO DID INDEED SURVIVE THEIR DEPARTURE FROM ALCATRAZ PRISON While there isRead More
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Jim and Kathy Albright wedding on Alcatraz Island

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 at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing

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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