Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94133.
Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco. Often referred to as -The Rock-, the small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1933 until 1963.
In 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
Today, the facilities are managed by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; it is open to tours. Visitors can reach the island by ferry ride from Pier 33, near Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco.
Hornblower Cruises and Events, operating under the name Alcatraz Cruises, is the official ferry provider to and from the island.
With sound effects and stories about famous inmates like Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and Clyde Johnsons famous escape attempt, you will have a clear picture of what life in this maximum-security prison when it was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
>City(s) = San Francisco; State(s) = CA; Country = USA.
>Title = Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA, USA - Video.
>Keywords = Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA, USA, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco Bay, The Rock, Pier 33, Hornblower Cruises, Alcatraz Cruises (472)
>Catg = Boat/Ship Tour/Lake [Boat/Ship related to Sea/River]