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 occupation of Alcatraz Island, from November 1969 to June 1971, is one of the more important Indian activist events in the twentieth century, yet remains a poorly recorded event.
After several years, PRBO was able to document a decrease in rate of disturbance to nesting colonial waterbirds on Alcatraz Island. Educators made a direct contribution to the conservation of nesting waterbirds by tailoring their programs to address conservation needs identified by scientists.
Alcatraz Island offers a closeup look at the site of the first lighthouse and US fort on the West Coast, an infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public and despised by inmates.
The year is 1935 and the place is Alcatraz Island. Twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family move to "The Rock," where his electrician father has a job at the prison.
Growing up on San Francisco's Alcatraz Island, Chuck Stucker and his friends were as desperate to get on the grounds of the famed federal penitentiary as its notorious prisoners were to break out.
The National Park System contains about 60 lighthouses and light stations, including the Cape Hatteras and Alcatraz Island lights.
An optional afternoon trip offers a chance to visit Alcatraz Island and its notori ous prison to share Al Capone's former lodgings, and follow the escape route of Frank Morris - Clint Eastwood in the film - from behind glass panels (cost pounds 20).
THE JAILBIRDS HAVE LONG since flown, and Alcatraz Island, is once again becoming home to more conventional avian species.
In April last year, he swam from Alcatraz Island Penitentiary to San Francisco City in California-the first Filipino to do so-and became the second man in history to swim from Bay Bridge Marina to Sandy Point Park Beach in Annapolis, Maryland two months later.
along with dramatic views of the historic Pier 43 Ferry Arch and Alcatraz Island. The $1.5 million plaza will be in the heart of Fisherman s Wharf, connecting and expanding upon shoreline open space.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The longest America's Cup in history will come down to two 72-foot, space-age catamarans making a final, dramatic sprint around San Francisco Bay, on a five-leg course framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.