Saturday, January 11, 2014
Chebucto Pilot and the Union flag
It has been a long time since a Halifax pilot boat has flown the Union flag. Today however was a special occasion as the flag was flown as a courtesy for a committal of ashes at sea.
Although strictly regulated, the distribution of ashes at sea happens several times a year off Halifax. Usually the committal follows a service at the Mission to Seafarers chapel.