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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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A Well-Preserved Piece of History

Having never been aboard a "light ship" before, we found it quite interesting to see the interior of this ship. We were welcomed by a very friendly gentleman, and the tour did not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Having never been aboard a "light ship" before, we found it quite interesting to see the interior of this ship. We were welcomed by a very friendly gentleman, and the tour did not take long. It's included with your admission to the Maritime Museum.

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Bakersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

with your paid admission to the museum (do not miss that) you get to tour the lightship which has been beautifully restored - docents on board gave us some great history

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The lightship was a moored lighthouse at the mouth of the Columbia river and was there to assist in navigating the treacherous waters. It is a self guided tour and is part of the museum tour fee.

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Lacey, Washington
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My husband and I have been at the Columbia River Maritime Musuem and the LIghtship Columbia. We were able to share it with our grandsons (10 & 12) this last weekend and they really enjoyed it. They especially liked touring the Lightship.

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Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We really enjoyed learning about lightships and touring the Columbia. Part of the Columbia Maritime Museum, both were excellent. We enjoyed learning from the volunteer as we boarded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The lightship is docked by the mariner's museum...and it is a great thing to go visit. These floating lighthouses are such an important part of our heritage!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We loved being able to board the Lightship Columbia. The lady told us a little history as we boarded and then the rest of the tour was self guided. It was so neat that you could almost imagine how it would have been to be on her in dangerous waters of the Columbia River as it met the Pacific Ocean.... More 

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Olympia, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This ship was anchored out at the start of the entrance to the Columbia River channel for decades, to help ships navigate this tough entrance. You get a sense of a pretty tedious existence for the crew.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I had never heard of a lightship, so I was particularly interested in touring the ship after touring the museum. Touring the lightship comes with your ticket to the Columbia River Maritime Museum, so don't miss it!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The self-tour of this ship is included in the admission price to the excellent Maritime Museum. The ship is docked in the river just past the museum. This is the real thing - a floating "lighthouse" with a rich history. Fun and authentic!

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Address: Address: Astoria, OR
Phone Number: 503-325-2323
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria

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