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sail by the island

Sail By The Islandcontinuing with the sights of san francisco, this is alcatraz island under an overcast sky with a sailboat in the waters of san francisco bay.

the small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1933 until 1963… today, the island’s facilities are managed by the national park service as part of the golden gate national recreation area; it is open to tours. visitors can reach the island by ferry ride from pier 33, near fisherman’s wharf, san francisco… landmarks on the island include the main cellhouse, dining hall, library, lighthouse, the ruins of the warden’s house and officers club, parade grounds, building 64, water tower, new industries building, model industries building, and the recreation yard.” ~ wikipedia

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