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Lightship Columbia

Astoria, OR
+1 503-325-2323
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A must-see exhibit

The Lightship Columbia is docked next to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Worth the walk even... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura M
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Chester, California
Very neat

Loved that we could actually go in and down into the ship's hull. It was fascinating to see how the... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Carla J
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  • Average7%
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“small ship”(5 reviews)
“radio room”(5 reviews)
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A former floating lighthouse now decommissioned.
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Astoria, OR
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+1 503-325-2323
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"these ships"
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"crew lived"
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"mess hall"
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"below deck"
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"crew's quarters"
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"ham radio"
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"love lighthouses"
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"working ship"
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"rough waters"
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"self guided"
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"their lives"
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"great history lesson"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lightship Columbia is docked next to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Worth the walk even in the rain. A friend, who had served onboard, said that the 128-foot ship bounced around like a cork, when it was stationed just outside the mouth of the...More

Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Loved that we could actually go in and down into the ship's hull. It was fascinating to see how the sailors lived, I could not have done this in such close quarters.

Thank Carla J
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Admission to the Museum ($12 each for us oldsters) was fully rewarded inside the museum, truly world-class. When we had seen it all there, we took ourselves and the two tickets we'd been given out to the lightship, where we were greeted by an old...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Our visit was included with the Maritime Museum. We had realized the concept of a floating and staffed lighthouse.

Thank Ed J
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We came to see the museum and we were happily surprised to find we could tour this amazing vessel. We were given a short tour and then left on our own to explore. Fun!

Thank 2again
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

It’s amazing to to tour this lightship and try to imagine what it would be like to be out in a storm being tossed around on this small ship. I didn’t even know that there was such a thing as floating lighthouses that were substitutes...More

Thank Darlene H
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This was a fun ship to visit. The entrance fee was included in the Maritime Museum fee.You can go onboard, and check out the old bunkers, mess hall, radio room, and the kitchen. It's a nice piece of history. Check it out!

1  Thank Ro G
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I didn't know that a lightship even exist. Very interesting to be ön board" and figure out he life inside it.

Thank NandaRio
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Interesting walk thru but wish I could have seen more of the ship. Well worth the visit though and recommend!

Thank mugmarine
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

It was very interesting to tour the lightship, and hear about the life aboard from the volunteer docent. We were able to walk around and see the ship as it was when it was in service. It served a valuable function before technology replaced it...More

Thank Paul D
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