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Lightship Columbia

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Address: , Astoria, OR
Phone Number: 503-325-2323
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Description: A former floating lighthouse now decommissioned.

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Very interesting, not too much to see

This was part of the Maritime Museum, which was very interesting. The ship is well maintained and very interesting to go through. There was not much to it, though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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De Soto, Missouri
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De Soto, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This was part of the Maritime Museum, which was very interesting. The ship is well maintained and very interesting to go through. There was not much to it, though.

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Hillsboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a part of you admission to the Museum. But you can view it for free (the outside only of course!) from the river front dock

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Not being big fans of museums, although the Columbia River Maritime Museum is supposed to be exceptional, the girls, 14 and 11, and I weren't interested in spending time there. Being drawn to lighthouses, however, I've wanted to see the Lightship Columbia for some years. As we were passing through Astoria, we just happened to pull up in front of... More 

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Laurel, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Before you can tour this lightship you have to pay for your admission to the museum. The lightship tour is included in this price. The man aboard ship gives you a short overview of the ship and crew and then he sets you on your way to explore. It was interesting learning about how the crewmen lived and the ship... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

a part of the maritime museum, the light ship is a great piece of local history. totally authentic. tour includes time inside the ship.

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Chehalis, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We enjoyed the tour through the ship and learned something new. Who knew that there were lighthouses that were stationed out at sea? Well, now I do! It always amazes me to see the small quarters that are on the ships. Such a small amount of room per person. I sure hope you like your co-workers...otherwise, you might end up... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Cool little adventure that comes with the purchase of your museum ticket. Personally, I would've died cooped up in there .... luckily, I just get to visit and leave..... Thank you to those who served!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Admission to the Lightship Columbia is part of your entry fee to the Maritime Museum. Had no idea that they used ships to help navigate the waters off the Oregon Coast. Enjoyed learning about this part of Maritime history.

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Salt Lake City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This small ship provided a lighthouse far from land. I admire the sailors who did this. Not the kind of thing I would want to do.

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Phoenix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Admission to the Lightship Columbia is included with your admission to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. I had never heard of a light ship before and touring it was very interesting. The volunteer that was on duty was super friendly and very informative. I would highly recommend touring this ship!

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