Alcatraz–a Conversation with NPS Public Affairs, Alexandra Picavet

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Alexandra Picavet, National Park Service Public Affairs Officer at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing SF
Alexandra Picavet, National Park Public Affairs Officer, shares cool tales about Alcatraz, past, present and Future. Photo Credit: Molly Blaisdell

Even though Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary has been closed since 1963, the myth, legend, and lore of the infamous Rock that housed prisoners such as Al “Scarface” Capone, the “Birdman of Alcatraz”, and “Machine Gun” Kelly has grown exponentially over the past half century. Today, it is a must do destination for tourists from around the world–so much so that the Rock recently received TripAdvisors’ 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award as the Number One U.S. Landmark, and number eight in the world. Attracting more than 1.4 million visitors annually, touring the Rock has become so popular that tickets must be booked months in advance throughout the summer season. I’m Correspondent, Tom Wilmer, come along and join me for a conversation with National Park Service Public Affairs Officer, Alexandra Picavet, at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing in San Francisco, California viagra prix maroc.  Alcatraz Island is administered by the National Park Service’s, Golden Gate National Recreation Area. To learn more about the history of Alcatraz, and visiting The Rock, log on to

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Alcatraz Island. Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer
Alcatraz Sally Port
Alcatraz fortress predates Civil War. Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer
Alcatraz--palpable history
Alcatraz–a step back in time. Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer
Alcatraz island
Alcatraz Island. Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer
Broadway Cell Block, Alcatraz
Broadway–the main cell block at Alcatraz. Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer
Green Alcatraz Cruise vessel
Alcatraz Cruises Solar assisted vessel–one of the most state of the art–green tour boats in the world! Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer

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