Information About

Gilbert Bay

Quick Facts

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Location

57 ° 58' 35" N,
133 ° 43' 23" W

Region

Juneau

Uses

Gilbert Bay in Detail.

About

to Port Snettisham from mouth of Gilbert Creek, 33 mi. SE of Juneau, Coast Mts. 5 miles long.

History

Named in 1930 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) for Charles Henry Gilbert, 1859-1928, ichthyologist. As head of the Department of Zoology of Stanford University he rendered service to agencies in California and British Columbia. It has been stated that "no one has contributed more to our scientific knowledge of the salmon fisheries of Alaska than Dr. Gilbert."