The Barry/Baker tunnel on Bunker Road will be closed for maintenance during the weeks of 6/2 and 6/9. The tunnel will be open on the weekends. Please use Conzelman Road instead. More »
Muir Beach Overlook closure
The Muir Beach Overlook will be closed for Accessibility improvements and trail upgrades from June 2 through July 21. Alternate viewpoints are available along Highway 1 between there and Stinson Beach.
People of the Parks: Prison Staff
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives, MCPherson/Weed Family Alcatraz Papers, GOGA 35178
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives, Henry Family AlcatrazPapers, GOGA 40023
Montrose R. "Mac" McPherson, Correctional Officer on Alcatraz from 1942 to 1960, lived on the island with his wife, Mary, and step-daughter, Phyllis. The McPherson family first lived in 64 Building, and then moved to 'A' Building when Phyllis turned 18, where they paid $15 a month in rent and had a view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Mary was the Assistant Postmaster on the island.
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives, McPherson Weed Family Alcatraz Papers, GOGA 35178
Prison Staff - Panel (pdf 6.8 MB)
Did You Know?
The trail to Point Bonita lighthouse is the location of what is likely the earliest detailed geologic map in the state, completed by F. Leslie Ransome in 1893.