Alcatraz Island
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Alcatraz Island

Visitors check out cells at Alcatraz, once home to a federal prison. Great city views are had on the boat ride over to the island in San Francisco Bay.

 (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)

This model cell is complete with dummy head similar to the one used in the 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt.

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A seagull soars on the wind in front of the octagonal lighthouse on Alcatraz Island.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

View from the lighthouse on Alcatraz Island.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Greg Johnson, a member of the United States Park Police, patrols the cellblock at Alcatraz Island, which had held many of the most notorious federal prisoners, and is now a well–known tourist attraction in San Francisco Bay.

 (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)

Alcatraz is now a popular tourist attraction.

 (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)
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