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 American-backed boat -- with only one American on its 11-man crew -- went speeding past and built its lead to more than 1,000 yards on the windward fourth leg going past Alcatraz Island.
Travel firm Kuoni is offering a wedding at Alcatraz Island, in San Francisco Bay.
Alcatraz Island was seized by US Naval forces in 1846.
For decades, he claimed to have bought the rights to Alcatraz Island, only to have lost the property in a card game.
Ever since its opening as a penitentiary in 1934, the 19 acres of pure granite, which make up Alcatraz Island, have been the source of great public interest.
Made of Franciscan sandstone, the three most famous rocks, named Harding Rock, Shag Rock and Arch Rock, lie between Alcatraz Island and Sausalito, about 37 feet below the surface.
From there, you can marvel at the imposing Alcatraz island in the distance, home of the high security prison.
military has systematically denied honor and death benefits to Special Forces soldiers killed in the line of duty, so a Marine commander played by Ed Harris decides to extort their recompense by threatening a nerve gas attack on San Francisco from Alcatraz Island.
These athletes have come forward to validate the value of chiropractic care in improving their ability to compete against able-bodied athletes by: swimming against the fierce currents from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco; biking 18 miles; and running eight miles in a triathlon.
Recent Oscar winner Nicolas Cage stars as an FBI scientist out to stop renegade soldiers from turning Alcatraz Island into a nerve gas rocket-launching base.
Connery was in San Francisco on Monday night with his wife Michelline, 60, for a party celebrating the premiere of his new film The Rock on Alcatraz island.
Top teams in each city win a BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone, and winning teams from Boston, Minneapolis and Portland win a trip to San Francisco to compete in the ultimate challenge at Alcatraz Island for an all-expense-paid vacation to Rome, Paris, Maui or the Mayan Riviera