Vards Uzvards' photos with the island

San Francisco (p1253782)

San Francisco (p1253782)
Alcatraz Island. San Francisco Bay.
Added on January 26, 2014

Rat Rock (p9193076)

Rat Rock (p9193076)
Calm waters of San Pablo Bay
Added on May 29, 2006

Rat Rock (p9193101)

Rat Rock (p9193101)
China Camp State Park
Added on May 29, 2006

San Francisco (p8210211)

San Francisco (p8210211)
Forbes Island Restaurant.
Alcatraz Island in the background.
Added on January  3, 2006

San Francisco Bay (pc030360)

San Francisco Bay (pc030360)
Pier 39
Added on December  4, 2006

Alcatraz (pc030368)

Alcatraz (pc030368)
Earliest known photograph of Alcatraz Island (1853).

In 1850 a three-point defensive strategy for San Francisco Bay was proposed. It required that a massive brick fort be built on each side of the Golden Gate. Alcatraz, directly in line with ships enteri…
Added on January  7, 2007

Alcatraz (pc030378)

Alcatraz (pc030378)
Added on January  7, 2007

Alcatraz (pc030377)

Alcatraz (pc030377)
Alcatraz Island from the Ferry
Added on December  4, 2006

Alcatraz (pc030390)

Alcatraz (pc030390)
Building 64 - Residential Apartments
Added on January  7, 2007

Alcatraz (pc030403)

Alcatraz (pc030403)
Native American political activists occupied Alcatraz a total of three times, the first in 1964, when they stayed for only four hours. On 09-Nov-1969 a small group landed on the island and claimed it in the name of the "Indians of All Tribes". A full-scal…
Added on January  7, 2007

Alcatraz (pc030440)

Alcatraz (pc030440)
Guard Tower
Added on January  7, 2007

San Francisco (pc030512)

San Francisco (pc030512)
Added on January  7, 2007

Alcatraz (pc030424)

Alcatraz (pc030424)
Added on January  7, 2007

Alcatraz (pc030493)

Alcatraz (pc030493)
Wardens House
Added on January  7, 2007

Alcatraz (pc030444)

Alcatraz (pc030444)
Wardens House & Lighthouse
Added on January  7, 2007

Alcatraz (pc030445)

Alcatraz (pc030445)
In 1909, the 84-foot concrete lighthouse replaced the original structure. In 1963, soon after the island prison closed, lighthouse was automated and the last of its keepers left the island. The light, operated by the US Coast Guard, continues to shine.
Added on January  7, 2007

San Francisco (p2040017)

San Francisco (p2040017)
The original Alcatraz lighthouse was the first one on the US Pacific coast. It was built in 1854, and replaced by the present structure in 1909.
Added on March 22, 2006

Alcatraz (pc030465)

Alcatraz (pc030465)
From 1934-63, Alcatraz served as a maximum security Federal Penitentiary. Fourteen escapes were attempted, but none succeeded.
Added on January  7, 2007