Scattering ashes on Lake Michigan is a Thoughtful Remembrance and Healing Experience
Scattering ashes in water (commonly referred to as a ‘Water Burial’, ‘Burial at Sea’ or “Neptune Burial”) is one option to what to do with ashes after cremation, and any of our Lake Michigan scattering ashes ceremonies choices can provide you a thoughtful remembrance and healing experience.
” Samantha, Our family experience with the captain and crew on the lake last week was close to perfect. We motored through grey water and drizzle. The captain’s decision to stop right where Mother grew up on Lake Shore Drive was inspired. The crew showed us kindness as we struggled with letting Mother go and leaving her behind. The petals, all 300 were perfect, especially as they lightened the mood and scene with their color on the grey lake. We appreciated the comfort of the boat and your attention to this significant event for our family. Please communicate to the captain and crew that their service on Friday was greatly appreciated.” For now, Emily W
Grieving the Loss of a Loved One is different for everyone. Chicago Private Yacht Rentals dignified Water Burial, Burial at Sea or Neptune Burial Lake Michigan scattering ashes options offers a thoughtful way to remember your Loved One and healing experience for you, your family, and others joining the tribute to the life of a person you all loved and cherished.
Honoring and healing begin upon boarding our private yacht, Adeline’s Sea Moose with the scattering ashes on Lake Michigan ceremony.
The scenic backdrop of Chicago’s skyline on one side, the serenity of the horizon on the other, and the sky bridging the two offers a remarkably peaceful setting to scatter the ashes of your Loved One on the welcoming waters of Lake Michigan.
Unlike traditional wake, service, and after the funeral gathering, where you may be sharing space with strangers, Adeline’s Sea Moose provides 68-feet of privacy, comfort, and convenience to offer respect, lay-to-rest, and celebrate your Loved One.
Also, our Captain’s and Family Memorial scatting of ashes on Lake Michigan services can cost much less than traditional funeral services and we respectively feel, the experience would certainly offer much more.
Neptune Burial Service by the Captain
For families who can not attend a scattering of their Loved One’s ashes on Lake Michigan service, an Adeline’s Sea Moose captain will bring the cremated remains on the tranquil lake voyage for you and perform a dignified and documented Lake Michigan scattering of ashes, with that documentation provided to you.
While the Captain’s Service does not provide for the family or guests to accompany the vessel, specific requests, such as dates or times, special prayers or simple ceremonies are often available. Special planning, however, can add to service costs.
Family Burial at Sea Memorial Services
For those families wishing to plan their own scattering of their Loved Ones ashes on Lake Michigan memorial voyage, Chicago Private Yacht Rentals provides Adeline’s Sea Moose and her crew to be of service to you and up to 39 guests.
Our always respectful and attentive staff will help you plan every detail of this special memorial, including food and beverages, and will work closely with you to ensure your maritime memorial occasion meets your desires and is memorable for all.
Scattering ashes on water “Neptune Burial” or scattering ashes on Lake Michigan “Burial at Sea” ceremony can be a cathartic ritual. It’s a symbolic way of saying goodbye and letting go. And with cremation rates rising, ash releasing ceremonies are also becoming increasingly popular here in Chicago.
Water symbolizes the cleansing of the soul, freedom, and the natural flow of life. There are several ways you can build upon a water releasing ceremony. Some ideas include using flower petals or a flower wreath to help you visualize the remains as they drift away. Another idea is to make small boats from biodegradable water-soluble paper and put small amounts of the remains in each boat and watch them drift away.
Our Neptune burial by the Captain or Family Burial at Sea Memorial Service Ash Scattering Choices
Family & Friends Ash Scattering –This elegant voyage is an exceptional way to conduct a maritime memorial.
Unattended Ash Scattering –In this day and age, not everyone is available to attend the final ceremony. That doesn’t stop us from providing closure with this surprisingly popular burial option. Once we receive the ashes, they are scattered between 7 and 30 days of receipt.
Veteran’s Ash Scattering –No other yacht company in Chicago has as much admiration for our military as Adeline’s. To showcase our respect, we offer a unique option that’s exclusive to servicemen and women.
Scatter ashes legal in Illinois
Illinois state law permits you to store ashes in a grave, crypt, or niche. If you want to scatter ashes, this can be done in a legally established area for scattering or “in any manner whatever on the private property of a consenting owner”.
Scattering ashes on water
Is it legal to sprinkle ashes in Lake Michigan? Yes. Illinois state law permits to scatter – sprinkle ashes in Lake Michigan. U.S. federal law requires that any ash scattering in water is performed at least 3 nautical miles from shore.