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Fair Havens

a harbor 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 favorable wind. Contrary to Paul’s advice, the master of the ship determined to prosecute the voyage, as the harbor 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).


  • Crete
  • ships
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