Information About

Gillon Point

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Gillon Point on The Map

Location

52 ° 24' 26" N,
173 ° 21' 46" E

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Uses

Gillon Point in Detail.

About

W tip of Agattu I. Aleutian Islands.

History

Named for Lieutenant Commander John F. Gillon, U.S. Navy (USN), a naval aviator on duty during the time aerial surveys were being conducted in the Aleutian Islands. Lieutenant Commander Gillon was killed in an airplane crash at sea during naval maneuvers in 1937. He was attached to the Division of Air Navigation, U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, which proposed his name to Board on Geographic Names (BGN) in 1938. Shown as "West Cape" on a map by L. M. Turner in the 1880's; published in 1944 Aleutian Coast Pilot (p. 135) as "Gillon Point" (Cape Harrell).

Places Near Gillon Point
Bays:

Armeria Bay, Otkriti Bay, West Cove,

Capes:

Armeria Point, Gillon Point, Nile Point,

Channels:

Agattu Strait,

Islands:

Agattu Island,

Lakes:

Manning Lake,

Streams:

Miner Creek,