Feb 15, 2013 ... Alcatraz was the site of the first operational lighthouse on the West Coast. ... It became automated in 1963, just after the prison was closed.
"Frowning Alcatraz, Key of San Francisco," was the 1866 description of the ... her 81 years as a military post, but they came mighty close to it on October 1, 1863.
Jan 4, 2017 ... “Alcatraz is a big draw because it's very challenging,” he says. “Years ago, people believed it wasn't possible to swim it, and there was nobody ...
Mar 1, 2011 ... In the 1960s, when McNeil Island was a federal penitentiary, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons shut down Alcatraz, the country's most famous island ...
Dec 20, 1973 ... After awhile, life on Alcatraz did strange things to anyone who tried to live it. .... The Rock was as close to the big time as he ever got. Starting in ...
Oct 18, 2013 ... During the nearly 17 days Alcatraz Island was closed to the public, $3 million in tickets had to be refunded or rescheduled.
Feb 25, 2012 ... Solitary confinement in "D" Block, or "the Treatment Unit," was used as ... Alcatraz was closed on March 21, 1963 by Attorney General Robert F.
Jan 31, 2015 ... Alcatraz, that most famous of American correctional facilities, has been a national park longer than it was a Federal prison. It housed Federal ...
Dec 18, 2014 ... A map based on the model, presented Dec. 17 here at the the American Geophysical Union meeting, was created by Dutch programmers who ...