Information About

Gilbert Peninsula

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 48' 50" N,
136 ° 34' 10" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Elevation

1398 ft (426.11 m)

Uses

Gilbert Peninsula in Detail.

About

In Glacier Bay, 3.5 mi S of Composite Island. 6.4 miles long.

History

Named by Field and Cooper (1937, p. 62) for Grover Carl Gilbert, 1843-1918, geologist with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), who visited Glacier Bay in 1899. Grover Gilbert was born in New York and joined the Geological Survey of Ohio in 1869, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1879. His numerous publications dealt with a large variety of geological subjects. The first monograph published by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1890 was his paper on Lake Bonneville.