|Elevation||10 ft (3 m)|
Fairhaven (formerly, Rolph) is an unincorporated community located adjacent to Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California. It is located 2.25 miles (3.6 km) west-southwest of downtown Eureka, at an elevation of 10 feet (3 m).
In 1865, Hans Ditlev Bendixsen opened a ship building yard in Fairhaven. Bendixsen built many vessels for the lumber trade. Bendixsen constructed 92 sailing vessels between 1869 and 1901, including 35 three-masters. These included the C.A. Thayer which is now preserved at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. 
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fairhaven, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 58. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- History of Humboldt County California (by Leigh H. Irvine: Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California, 1915) 
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