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Jul 08, 2019 · Alcatraz Island Map. This is a general map of the island showing various structures. For your safety, please listen to the announcements at the dock, since various areas of the island are closed to the public depending on the season. Open the PDF of the Island map by clicking here.
Alcatraz Island sits in a layer of fog under blue skies seen from Treasure Island in San Francisco, September 16, 2020. ... alerts were issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District ...
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The Bay Area breathed easier Wednesday as air quality improved drastically, an enduring haze gave way to blue skies and the color-coded air quality map displayed a sea of green — signifying good ...
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Alcatraz isn't the only big attraction closed because of the poor air quality. A group of tourists waited in line for the cable cars near Nordstrom's in downtown San Francisco, which they didn't ...
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You can see maps of the other San Francisco-area locations on the Golden Gate Maps page. Alcratraz map from the park brochures Here is the official Alcatraz map (200 kb) from the brochure, labeling the points of interest and showing the location of where to begin the cellhouse audio tour and other visitor facilities.
1 of 3 The Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island sit in a layer of fog under blue skies seen from Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Air quality has improved ...
Alcatraz Island has served as a harbor fortification, military detention facility and maximum-security federal penitentiary. The West Coast's first and oldest operating lighthouse is also located on the island. Today Alcatraz is one of San Francisco's top tour attractions; over one million people take an Alcatraz tour each year. Alcatraz the Prison
Oct 14, 2017 · A visitor gets a view of the San Francisco Bay, including Alcatraz Island, at right, as smoke from wildfires fills the morning air Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in San Francisco. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP ...
- Early Years as a Military Prison. In 1775, Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala (1745-97) mapped and named rugged Alcatraz Island, christening it La Isla de los Alcatraces, or Island of the Pelicans, due to its large population of sea birds.
- Doing Time as a Federal Prison: 1934-63. In 1933, the Army relinquished Alcatraz to the U.S. Justice Department, which wanted a federal prison that could house a criminal population too difficult or dangerous to be handled by other U.S. penitentiaries.
- Famous Inmates. Among those who did time at The Rock was the notorious Prohibition-era gangster Al “Scarface” Capone, who spent four-and-a-half years there during the 1930s.
- Escape Attempts from Alcatraz. Over the years, there were 14 known attempts to escape from Alcatraz, involving 36 inmates. The Federal Bureau of Prisons reports that of these would-be escapees, 23 were captured, six were shot and killed during their attempted getaways, two drowned and five went missing and were presumed drowned.
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