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Part of the museum

We toured this ship as part of the museum entrance fee. It was a short self guided tour, but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bend, Oregon
Definitely Climb Aboard

The Columbia is floating history. You can climb aboard and try to imagine what it would have been... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Seattle, Washington
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A former floating lighthouse now decommissioned.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We toured this ship as part of the museum entrance fee. It was a short self guided tour, but overall it was interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank P D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Columbia is floating history. You can climb aboard and try to imagine what it would have been like to truly be aboard this ship in major seas. The equipment is still in place and the bunks and lockers really help imagine life aboard the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ManderleyAgain
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Not many chances to visit a light ship. Really interesting that the crew was there for a couple of weeks at a time. Very spartan accommodations.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Who knew we had lightships?? I didn't even really realized what the ship was until I read about it on the one of the plaques inside the ship. Super interesting to think that a crew of 17 folks parked themselves 5 miles off the coast...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GunterHeimlich
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It gives a good preview of life on a small ship and how valuable the lighthouse ship was to prevent shipwrecks.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wandabhall
Reviewed October 31, 2018

If you have not done the Maritime Museum, it is a must. It is also a reminder of the impact we have had on the animals.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TouchetMTnesters
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The Lightship Columbia is located at the Maritime Museum and is a brief walk from the main entrance. It can be difficult to board and certain areas are a challenge to access. The overall information and experience will appeal to a certain group of people....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MiaAmica
Reviewed September 25, 2018

This tour is included as part of the admission to the Maritime Museum, but it's well worth your time to walk a couple hundred yards to where it's docked to get inside. Formerly used as a floating lighthouse, it's interesting to see the crew quarters...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CMN14
Reviewed September 6, 2018

manned by educated staff from the museum. get to climb ladders down and explore the entire boat in it's original form

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nurseboost911
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Glad we went outside of the museum to board this old relic. The fvolunteer tour guide knew his stuuf and provided a great tour!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank danmurphy90
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