Reprinted with permission of Nomis Publications from:
FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Issue: July 2009
SCITUATE,MA— Capt. Brad White, one of New England’s most requested charter service Captains for excursion tours along the East Coast, now offers affordable, individualized and personal memorial ash scattering services and full body burials at sea from Maine to Delaware.
Hailing out of Scituate Harbor, New England Burials At Sea service takes family/friends off shore for private ash scattering by a licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain, along with selected clergy if desired, to respectfully attend to a loved one’s wishes (three miles off shore for ashes and 25-70 miles for full body committals). Options include motoring past one of many area light houses where family and/or friends may bring a loved one to rest in the eternal serenity of the ocean.
Burials At Sea may be attended by up to six people plus crew and parties of up to 35 people can be accommodated with sister ships from Sebasco, Maine to Delaware. Parties up to 170 people can also be accommodated. The trained crew conducts a dignified and well thought out memorial service that can be customized to specific needs, wishes, religion or taste. Or, if preferred, a family member or other designated person may conduct all or part of the ceremony.
Ocean friendly wreaths, florals, music, poems, readings, prayers, bag pipers, Taps, doves and other options are avail-able. Sporting enthusiast scattering packages for clients with the love of Boston area sport teams are also available for dual ash scattering events via local airplane and boat in tandem with each other. White also announced that a vintage 1935 38’ wooden classic vessel from Maine is now in service and can accommodate up to 24 family members at a time and vessels in Plymouth, MA and Wildwood, New Jersey and Delaware with capacity to 170.
At the close of the service, loved ones receive a commemorative distinguished keepsake burial certificate, indicating the date, time, depth and exact latitude and longitude of the ceremony so that area can be visited at a later date.
Requests can be accommodated within 24-48 hours, depending upon the weather and season e service may be attended or unattended and viewed from the shore. Photography of the service is also available and White recently announced that a live video feed can be simulcast worldwide to family members that may not be able to attend but who can easily log on line to watch the event.Captain Brad White has been navigating Massachusetts Bay for more than three decades. One of the most sought after charter captains, White has U.S. Coast Guard certifications in RADAR, GPS, Auxiliary sail, towing, SCUBA, CPR, First Aid and Rescue and Sea Survival. Vessels are equipped with state-of-the-art electronics and safety gear aboard ship includes USCG approved life jackets, flares, life rafts, Satellite locator beacons, satellite weather and other standard safety equipment.
Territory coverage includes Maine to Florida e company is building a network of approved and qualified sea burial certified™ captains on the east and west coast of the USA. New England Burials At Sea ensures a loved one a final resting place at sea, while relieving family of financial burdens in their time of distress.
For more information, visit the website at
or contact New England Burials At Sea Direct (781) 834-0112
or via email OceanBurial@aol.com.