Thursday, July 22, 1999 Published at 19:56 GMT 20:56 UK
Farewell at sea: Picture gallery
The ashes of John F Kennedy Junior, his wife, Carolyn, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, have been scattered over the sea off Massachusetts. The ceremony took place on a US navy ship, with members of both families on board.
The Kennedy and Bassette families about to board the USS Briscoe from the USS Coast Guard cutter Sanibel
Family affair: Members of the Kennedy and Bassette families on board the Sanibel as they make their way to the USS Briscoe
USS Briscoe awaits the arrival of the mourners for the farewell burial at sea, off Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Wreaths are carried on to the USS Sanibel by coastguards
Greg Sheaffer of Hanover, Pennsylvania, prays in front of a shrine he has made in Martha's Vineyard