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.
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.
From there, you can marvel at the imposing Alcatraz island in the distance, home of the high security prison.
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.