Ash Scatterings in Rhode Island, Narragansett Bay Ash Burials, New England Ash Burials
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Dignity. Honor. Eternal rest in the majesty of the ocean.
Comfort. Closure. Peaceful memories of a maritime burial ceremony.
For nearly a quarter of a century, Rhode Island Ash Burials has provided unparalleled ash burial at sea services for families throughout New England. Be it the final wish of the deceased or the thoughtful choice of family and friends, call upon us to best honor your loved one.
A daybreak or sunset New England ash burial ceremony creates a poignant experience in your time of grief. This is an unforgettable occasion to celebrate life in a natural, majestic setting befitting of the one who has passed on. Your crew will ensure that all requests are met with respect and professionalism. We abide by all state, federal and US Coast Guard regulations required for a New England ash burial at sea.
Ocean burials at sea have been a tradition for more than 1,000 years.
We proudly provide ash scatterings at sea for families throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Our captain and crew regard this work as a privilege to serve families during the last voyage of a loved one.
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
- SALT-WATER POEMS AND BALLADS, by John Masefield, 1902
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