Alcatraz Guard Tower - San Francisco
This is the main guard tower seen as you approach Alcatraz Island. It was built in 1934 when the penitentiary began operation. Guards climbed stairs or used catwalks to arrive at their guard posts, where they were locked down for the 8 hour shift. These duties were usually given to new Alcatraz officers. When the wind blew with the multiple storms that came in it could be quite a harrowing experience.
April 3rd, 2011
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