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The Queen of the North disaster : the captain's story

Henthorne, Colin (author.).

Available copies

  • 18 of 21 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Prince Rupert Library.

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1 current hold with 21 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library 910.9164 Hent (Text) 33294001981885 Adult Non-Fiction Not holdable Lost 2019-01-10
Prince Rupert Library 910.9164 Hent (Text) 33294002043644 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -
Prince Rupert Library NWHC 910.9164 Hent (Text) 33294001981893 Northwest History Collection - Non-Circulating Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781550177619
  • ISBN: 1550177613
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    xii, 212 pages, 8 numbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Madeira Park, British Columbia : Harbour Publishing, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: List of abbreviations -- Note to readers -- Flagship -- Get up! -- Survival -- Make no statements -- The criminalization of a seafarer -- What happened -- The automatic pilot -- Second guessing -- Must the captain go down with the ship? -- Master of the ship -- Missed opportunity -- Aftermath.
Summary, etc.: Few recent events in British Columbia have seized the public mind like the 2006 sinking of the BC Ferries passenger vessel "Queen of the North". More than a decade later, questions are still being asked. How did a ship that sailed the same course thousands of times fall victim to such an inexplicable and tragic incident? The basic facts are beyond dispute. Just after midnight on March 22, 2006, the "Queen of the North" struck an underwater ledge off Gil Island, 135 kilometres south of Prince Rupert. The impact tore open the ship's bottom and ripped out the propellers. In just over an hour, she sank to the bottom of Wright Sound, 427 metres below the surface. Despire the crew's skilled evacuation, two passengers went missing and have since been declared deceased.
Subject: Queen of the North (Ferry)
Ferries -- Accidents -- British Columbia
Ferries -- Accidents -- Inside Passage
Shipwrecks -- British Columbia
Shipwrecks -- Inside Passage
Topic Heading: Northern BC History.

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