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Safe Passage is a quest in the Fallout 4 add-on Far Harbor.

Quick walkthrough

Far Harbor quest: Safe Passage
Speak with Captain Avery.
Search for Howard Dunbar.
Recover the fog condenser component from Howard's body.
Repair the fog condensers on the road.
Return to Captain Avery.
Reward: 300+ XP
200/250/300/400 caps

Detailed walkthrough

Talking to Captain Avery in Far Harbor, once arriving at Acadia, she says that she sent out a man, Howard Dunbar, to fix the fog condensers en route to their water supply, but he hasn't returned and they're running out of water. She tasks the Sole Survivor for finding Howard and, if one finds him dead, repairing the condensers.

Venturing out of the town a ways and into the ruined buildings, near Beaver Creek Lanes, the player character finds Howard's corpse surrounded by 2 mirelurks. Kill them and loot Howard's corpse, then pick up the 3 power modules.

From here, the player character is given 3 waypoints, gradually further down the nearby road and up the hill. Each waypoint points to a fog condenser. Approach each one and activate it to repair it and remove the nearby fog. At the top of the hill, upon repairing the third condenser, 2 more mirelurks will spawn. Return to Captain Avery, where one can pass 3 increasingly harder speech checks to increase caps reward.

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
100 Search for Howard DunbarCaptain Avery in Far Harbor is concerned because the Fog Condensers that protect the road to a nearby water purifier aren't working. She asked me to find Howard Dunbar, who she sent out to make the repairs.
150 Use the Power Modules to Repair the Fog CondensersCaptain Avery asked me to locate Howard Dunbar, whom she sent to repair three broken Fog Condensers. He was killed by Mirelurks, so I'll need to take the parts he was carrying and make the repairs myself.
300 Return to Captain AveryI repaired the broken Fog Condensers that protect the road to Far Harbor's water purifier. Now I should return to Captain Avery and let her know that the job is done.
400Quest finishedQuest CompletedCaptain Avery was concerned that Far Harbor's fresh water supply was dwindling because the Fog Condensers protecting the road to the nearby water purifier had been damaged. I repaired the Fog Condensers and the road is safe once more.
500Quest failedQuest Failed


  • In the aftermath of the quest, a confrontation will ensue at the front gate between Avery and Allen Lee who reveals a Child of Atom captive and accuses them of sabotaging the condensers. Avery concedes to Allen over the punishment of death for the endangerment of the residents of Far Harbor, but squelches his attempt to rally a mob to attack the Children who are encamped at the Nucleus after he carries out his execution.


  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One An extraneous quest marker may appear on the player character in addition to the "Use Power Modules to Repair Fog Condensers" stage.[verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One The fog condensers repaired in this quest may disappear after leaving the area.[verified]
  • PCPC If it has been uncovered that the real Avery was killed by DiMA, the dialog to start this quest will not be available. [verified]