I've enclosed some photos from last week Sunday Morning, 8-19. Please feel free to use them on your site. The crinkled tissue paper was made to look like red, white and blue paper flowers. They were glued on top of the boat by spray adhesive. On top of the mast, we used copper wiring to hold on the tiny Norwegian flag. Underneath, I placed the ashes in between the two bulkheads and two letters, one from my brother, shaped like an Origami butterfly, and one from me, with a $1 bill in it. Dad will need it for the trip to Valhalla, anyway. The canon fuse, all coiled up on top of the tissue paper, was tied on the hemp cord attached to the middle of the boat hatch. We transferred the boat using the box on the charter and went out to sea. It was me, Peter Dahl, the Charter boat captain, and the boat. After pouring Ketel One Vodka and Bacardi 151 Rum on the boat, I tried to light it, but found it lit best with some lighter fluid I had around. After that, it worked, as you could tell from the pictures. I gave Peter Dahl a copy of the instructions, since he was thinking about making something like this for himself as well. This is a link for Happy Hooker charters, his business, http://alakesuperiorfishingcharter.com Peter was a great guy to be with.
PS: As an idea, I asked the Charter Captain to give us the GPS coordinates for Dad's burial. Once given, I will purchase a nautical map with his exact location and stamp it with a Maltese Cross, and frame the map with a brass plaque underneath. Just like a shipwreck. Nice, eh?