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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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Worth a look while you're at the Maritime Museum

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... read more

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

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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Cochrane, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 102 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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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The history of this ship plays into the history of the area and the importance and danger of navigating the mouth of the Columbia River. Right next to the maritime museum

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

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

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