Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features Alcatraz Island, which is located in the San Francisco Bay!

– Alcatraz is the Spanish word for pelican

– This small island was once a fort and a military prison

– From 1934 to 1963, “The Rock” was a maximum security federal penitentiary

For more information:

Alcatraz Island – National Park Service

Alcatraz at a Glance – Parks Conservancy website

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!