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Lightship Columbia

Astoria, OR
+1 503-325-2323
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Self guided tours on this ship -- and there is a docent to tell you more about what these ships... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diana W
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Tehachapi, California
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With our friends, we decided to tour the Lightship Columbia as part of the Maritime Museum. The LC... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NXTTRP
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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A former floating lighthouse now decommissioned.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Self guided tours on this ship -- and there is a docent to tell you more about what these ships did. It comes with your admission to the Columbia River Maritime Museum and is located right outside in the water! You can either walk the...More

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With our friends, we decided to tour the Lightship Columbia as part of the Maritime Museum. The LC is just one of a wide range of mediums used as a display. I suspect most of us have toured a working ship and have commented on...More

Thank NXTTRP
Reviewed 20 May 2017

As someone that actually served aboard the Lightship it was fun revisiting her. This was my first duty station after boot camp and it was an interesting life aboard. Lightship duty was considered "semi-isolated". The crew was divided into 5 duty sections and every Tuesday...More

Thank bikergoody
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Self guided tours on this ship. It comes with your admission to the Columbia River Maritime Museum and is parked right out back from it. If you are into boats, this is something fun to do! You need to climb up and down a few...More

Thank TraipsingTraveler
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Easy walk to a pier by the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Tickets available inside the museum. There was a nice docet there who gave the basics. And we descended down into the crews quarters for a self guided tour, then up into the wheelhouse. On...More

2  Thank Laurence C
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Basically an old ship outfitted with lights to aid navigation in the Columbia River. An interesting visit for anyone interested in lighthouse history or maritime history.

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Part of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, this former lightship was stationed off the coast of Astoria for many years. This ship was anchored and was basically a floating light house. The tour is self guided and gives you a glimpse into the lives of...More

Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This vessel, a sistership of the "Relief," was the primary aid to navigation (navaid) for this treacherous location known as the "graveyard of the Pacific" (with over 2,000 shipwrecks on the shoal). I was impressed with the reality of life on a lightship, including when...More

1  Thank c5mjb
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Admission is included with each ticket to visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Well worth the time to see the attraction, but be aware you have to descend a steep ladder to enter (and climb back up to exit). Definitely not wheelchair friendly.

Thank DeniseInAz
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The lightship Columbia is included with admission to the CRMM. we went aboard and found a nearly operational lightship. (For those who aren't familiar with a lightship, it is a floating lighthouse for ship navigation) It is a wonderful display and if you get a...More

Thank lukebabs
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