"Farewell to a Queen is exciting and tragic stuff. Don, who captures it perfectly, has navigated over 100,000 miles in both Pacific and Atlantic waters." — Warren Miller, author and world-renowned ski filmmaker. "Don Douglass and his wife, Reanne Hemingway-Douglass, are sailor's sailors. Having navigated and documented the B.C. coast for over 25 years, Don knows all the factual elements in this story better than anyone." — Neil Carey, author of A Guide to the Queen Charlottes, Puffin Cove, and WW II titles, lives in Sandspit, B.C. "As a seasoned research and writing team, the Douglasses provide excellent local knowledge. Their guidebooks have become a standard for countless commerical and recreational skippers." — George Eaton, retired Director, Hydrography, Canadian Hydrographic Service. Shortly after midnight on March 22, 2006, passengers aboard the Canadian ferry Queen of the North were flung from their beds as the vessel crashed into a rocky island. Evacuated into life rafts, many were rescued by heroic Gitga'at First Nations people in fishing boats. Two passengers were never found. The Queen's navigation officer was convicted of criminal negligence. But for the author, questions still remain. In this book he dares to ask, "What really happened aboard the Queen that fateful night?"