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Address: Astoria, OR
Phone Number: 503-325-2323

A former floating lighthouse now decommissioned.

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Great inside look at seafaring experience

The lightship Columbia is included with admission to the CRMM. we went aboard and found a nearly operational lightship. (For those who aren't familiar with a lightship, it is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Roseville, California
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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lightship Columbia is included with admission to the CRMM. we went aboard and found a nearly operational lightship. (For those who aren't familiar with a lightship, it is a floating lighthouse for ship navigation) It is a wonderful display and if you get a chance, have a conversation the HAM radio operator who is in the communication room by... More 

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This lightship was tied up at the dock at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. It was not terribly interesting. There was very little on the boat of interest and if we had paid extra beyond the cost of the museum admission I would have been very disappointed.

Thank dyerta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on cruise - this is a fascinating light craft - kept in very good order and is s marvellous attraction

Thank Renfrewshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history lesson. Walk all about the last Columbia River bar light ship. The docents are very knowledgeable. Interesting to see how the Coast Guard men lived on the light ship.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed being able to go on and in this ship. We got to see where the crew worked, ate, slept, and showered. The host answered our questions easily. This boat tour is included in your ticket to the maritime museum. You need to be able to climb upend down steep ladders.

Thank Kathleen2cats
Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lightship Columbia was used as a floating lighthouse in the Pacific Ocean near the Columbia River. The 1950 lightship had a crew of about 18. Wow, that must has been crowded and they stayed moored in the ocean for weeks. Can you image the winters out there? It is now docked at the Columbia River Maritime Museum and can... More 

Thank M J
Aurora, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I toured the Lightship Columbia after going through the Maritime Museum. It was very interesting. Imagine being anchored at sea for weeks at a time with only the interior space to utilize your time. These ships server a valuable role as beacons for the entrance to the Columbia River for over 100 years.

Thank Mikeshy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The Lightship Columbia is the best part of the Maritime Museum tour. The ship was decommissioned in the '70's, and has been a museum since. It's tight and musty, and must have been a tough space to spend your two week duty.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The lightship is part of the maritime museum. Docents welcome you into the boat and give you an overview. Head inside and imagine what it's like to be stationed here for months with a crew of about 12 others. They have a kitchen, bedrooms, recreation room, TV, but little else to call home. Hard to imagine. Definitely take the time... More 

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Pendleton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

while at the museum we could have gone on the tour of the Lightship Columbia, but decided we didn't have time for everything, the ship is huge and looked very interesting.

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