Who decided your town should be a town? A sailor? A smuggler? The stinkiest
man in the territory? The founder of Fairhaven, Washington, was all three.
One afternoon in 1854, Daniel Jefferson Harris shipped his oars and gazed in awe
at an empty, sheltered cove edged by thousands of cedar trees. The bushy-bearded,
21-year-old sailor grinned. This was where he would make his fortune, the perfect
spot for his plan.