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Alcatraz

Alcatraz
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Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles offshore from San Francisco. Often referred to as ‘The Rock’, the Alcatraz Island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1933 until 1963. Visitors can reach the island by ferry ride from Pier 33, near Fisherman's Wharf. Alcatraz Island is home to the abandoned prison, the site of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States and early military fortifications.