Information About

Bancas Point

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Bancas Point on The Map

Location

59 ° 56' 48" N,
139 ° 37' 8" W

Region

Yakutat

Nearest City

Yakutat

Elevation

148 ft (45.11 m)

Bancas Point in Detail.

About

on W shore of Disenchantment Bay, 1.8 mi. E of 1961 terminus of Black Glacier, 28 mi. NNE of Yakutat, St. Elias Mts.

History

Named "Punta de las Bancas" meaning "point of the banks (shoals)" in 1791 by Captain Alessandro Malaspina (Galiano, 1802, map 9).