Information About

Gilbert Peninsula

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58 ° 48' 50" N,
136 ° 34' 10" W


Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Nearest City



1398 ft (426.11 m)

Gilbert Peninsula in Detail.


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


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.