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Lightship Columbia

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Astoria, OR
+1 503-325-2323
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A bit of unusual sea history

Not something every museum has, but a great piece of history to see. It was easy to imagine the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elsie H
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Vancouver Island, Canada
A must-see exhibit

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

Reviewed May 6, 2018
Laura M
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Chester, California
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A former floating lighthouse now decommissioned.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“maritime museum” (67 reviews)
“small ship” (5 reviews)
“radio room” (5 reviews)
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Astoria, OR
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+1 503-325-2323
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"rough waters"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not something every museum has, but a great piece of history to see. It was easy to imagine the life aboard this ship when it was operational.

Thank Elsie H
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

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 March 15, 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 December 16, 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 December 10, 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 November 28, 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 November 15, 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 November 9, 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 November 9, 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 October 4, 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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