The Alcatraz Island Lightouse sits on Alcatraz Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, California. The island is much more famous for the maximum security prison that was built there and housed many notorious criminals when it was in operation(1933 - 1963). The island is federal land and tours of the island and prison are a popular tourist attraction in San Francisco. The light station was established on the island in 1854 with the current light dating to 1909. The light is an 84 foot tall concrete octagonal pyramidal Tower. The station also has a fog signal. The light remains active as an aid to navigation. There was a keeper's house however it was destroyed by fire during the Native American occupation and protests in 1970. Photos taken in September 2016.