Jeff Root, what you seem to be saying (in effect) is that "real" distance measurements must be made in the frame of the objects between which the measurements is being made.
I say this, because you imply that when the ship "stops" it will measure the distance as being 22.3 ly, and this is somehow "correct" whereas the distance measured as 0.999 ly (while the ship was "moving") is somehow "wrong".
Is this a fair assesment of your stance?
If not, why do you see 22.3 ly as the one true measurement?
Get up, a get-get, get down.