Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)/Fair Havens
Fair Havens, a harbour in the south of Crete, some 5 miles to the east of which was the town of Lasea (Act_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 (Act_27:9-12). The result was that, after a stormy voyage, the vessel was finally wrecked on the coast of Malta (Act_27:40-44).