Burial At Sea (Ash Scattering) in San Diego
Zolna Yachts responds to the COVID-19 shutdown by providing free Ash Scattering Service to our community.
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Increasingly families are choosing cremation and burial at sea for their funeral selection. Burial At Sea (also known as scattering) of cremated remains has been the best option for interment for many families and loved ones. There are numerous reasons for selecting burial at sea or scattering of ashes at sea, including love of the sea, wishes of the deceased, nautical background or experiences, conservation of land space, environmentally friendly interment,
spiritual associations with the ocean and its life chain, affordability, and uniqueness. Not only is it significantly less expensive, rich in nautical background and preserves land usage, but is a celebration of life – saying goodbye in a peaceful beautiful setting. The Pacific Ocean is stunning and surrounds all on it with beauty.
Note: You will need a form titled Application & Permit for Disposition of Human Remains. If you are currently working with a mortuary, they will be able to get this document for you. On this form, box 16a, should say “Scattering off the coast of San Diego County“.
Gone From My Sight
by Henry Van Dyke
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then, someone at my side says, “There, she is gone.”
Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast, hull and spar as she was when she left my side. And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me — not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone,” there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”
And that is dying…