Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. The small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1934 until 1963. Beginning in November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months by a group of Native Americans from San Francisco, who were part of a wave of Native activism across the nation, with public protests through the 1970s. In 1972, Alcatraz became part of a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

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 in a little under 15 minutes by ferry ride from Pier 33, located between the San Francisco Ferry Building and Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco. Hornblower Cruises and Events, operating under the name Alcatraz Cruises, is the official ferry provider to and from the island.

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Version 1.7 - April 8th, 2015

  • All doors get replaced with the new door types.
  • Added "Read me" and "Easter Eggs" books in the spawn building. Credits signs have been updated as well.
  • Some pressure plates used to decorate furniture have been replaced by carpets.
  • Fixed a spawn issue where the player was appearing at the wrong place.
  • Fixed a bug related to sandstone slabs disappearing in newest game versions.
  • Fixed a lighting bug in the isolation cells of the block D.
  • Added a redstone system in the shower room, to open the trapdoors on the floor when you come from the underground tunnel ("The Rock" movie reference).

Version 1.6 - May 16th, 2014

  • Added redstone systems for each cell block, to open cells door.
  • Added glowstone lamps on ceiling of each cell with new redstone systems to turn on/off the light.
  • Updated each cell to make them look like the original cells.
  • Updated utility corridors inside cell blocks.
  • Increased the height of the main cell-house.
  • Updated the signs in the boat (spawn).

Version 1.5 - August 17th, 2013

  • Replacing all clay on the ground by cyan stained clay.
  • Replacing obsidian blocks by coal blocks in the coal reserve (Power house).
  • Replacing wood pressure plates by brown carpets on furniture.
  • Replacing snow blocks by quartz blocks in shower room.
  • Updated the ferry to fix issues with spawn point.
  • Filling of some empty spaces behind walls.

Version 1.4 - April 26th, 2013

  • Updated the lighthouse with daylight sensor.
  • Updated the redstone system of the boiler (from The Rock).
  • Added some signs on the island.

Version 1.3 - January 19th, 2013

  • Fixed more double stone slabs.
  • Fixed missing maps from last update.

Version 1.2 - January 19th, 2013

  • Fixed double stone slabs transformed into netherbrick slabs.

Version 1.1 - May 5th, 2012

  • Added roads around the cell-house.
  • Naturalization.