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Fair Havens


Fair Havens — a harbour in the south of Crete, some 5 miles to the east of which was the town of Lasea (Acts 27:8). Here the ship of Alexandria in which Paul and his companions sailed was detained a considerable time waiting for a favourable wind. Contrary to Paul’s advice, the master of the ship determined to prosecute the voyage, as the harbour was deemed incommodious for wintering in (9–12). The result was that, after a stormy voyage, the vessel was finally wrecked on the coast of Malta (27:40–44).