This small island was once a fort, a military prison, and a maximum security federal penitentiary. Ferry Access and Facilities. In 1969, the Indians of All Tribes occupied Alcatraz for 19 months in the name of freedom and Native American civil rights. Drain Alcatraz uses cutting edge visual effects to 'drain' the waters around the notorious island of Alcatraz.

Desperate and dangerous, they escape from Alcatraz. Beneath Alcatraz on National Geographic Channel. Directed by Wayne Abbott. With the waters drained away the secrets of Alcatraz are revealed, including exactly why the island's infamous prison was so inescapable.

With Craig Sechler, Russell Boulter, John A. Martini, John Cantwell. An island prison like no other, Alcatraz was the most escape-proof 22 acres in America. Visitors had never been allowed on the Island before, and the response was overwhelming – more than 50,000 people visited Alcatraz during the first year it was open. The most important thing to know when planning a trip to Alcatraz is that all access to the island is through a private ferry company under contract with the National Park Service, Alcatraz Cruises LLC. Alcatraz reveals stories of American incarceration, justice, and our common humanity. Using cutting edge visual effects to 'drain' the waters around the notorious island of Alcatraz. With no water in the way San Francisco Bay is revealed to be a fascinating and chaotic place. Alcatraz: Defying The Rock on National Geographic Channel. With the waters drained away the secrets of Alcatraz are revealed, including exactly why the island's infamous prison was so inescapable. Only traces of their bold breakout were found in the frigid San Francisco Bay. The National Park Service opened Alcatraz to the public for the first time in October 1973. The other most important thing to know is that there is no food available on Alcatraz (other than dry snacks/candy from the bookstore)!