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1785 ca1823
a Spanish explorer, notable for his expeditions in the Pacific Northwest in the late 18th century. In 1788 two ships were sent north to investigate Russian activity in Alaska. Haro, also a Pilot, was given command of the packet ship San Carlos. In 1790 and 1791 he was a primer piloto (first pilot) in the expedition commanded by Francisco de Eliza. Haro is reputably the first European to discover the San Juan Islands.
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