Alcatraz Island


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Alcatraz Island

former federal maximum security penitentiary, near San Francisco; “escapeproof.” [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 218]

Alcatraz Island

“The Rock”; former federal prison in San Francisco Bay. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 218]
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The Alcatraz Island Lighthouse, which guided mariners to safety for years, is unique in many ways and we want to lend support to preserve this nautical landmark for future generations.
From here you can also take a ferry ride and tour to the former prison on Alcatraz Island.
I started off at Embarcadero, one end of the city's long line of piers - I had to get to Pier 39 to get clear views of Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge.
We were running out of time but in one evening I managed to cover The Golden Gate Bridge with a view of the Alcatraz Island, Civil War Fort Point, Fisherman's Wharf, Palace of Fine Arts and a few other places.
HIGHLIGHTS: Inset, Alcatraz Island prison; below, in search of clam chowder on Pier 39
Two novels have imagined the Asian-American involvement in the occupation of Alcatraz: Shawn Wong's 1979 novel Homebase and Karen Tei Yamashita's 2010 novel I Hotel Homebase features a scene in which the Chinese-American protagonist, Rainsford Chan, finds himself on Alcatraz Island on Christmas Day, 1969, and, after a conversation with an Acoma Pueblo man there, sets out to seek his own land to claim.
New York, June 12 ( ANI ): Two men have successfully swum for the 1000 th time from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco in 40 minutes breaking the official world record.
Dr Dan Halpern (LeVar Burton) seeks refuge from the outbreak with other survivors on Alcatraz Island, where they hope to develop a cure.
It features 18 images, including those of Rosa Parks during the Montgomery bus boycott, farm labor organizer Cesar Chavez, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and the American Indian Movement's occupation of Alcatraz Island.
5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shore, an 18-mile bike ride and an eight-mile run through San Francisco, this race is considered one of the most difficult triathlons in the world.
San Francisco, Dhu-AlQa'dah 27, 1433, Oct 13, 2012, SPA -- A passenger boat carrying nearly two dozen people started sinking near Alcatraz island in San Francisco Bay, but the U.