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Lightship Columbia

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Part of Maritime Museum visit

It was interesting to learn about these ships serving as lighthouses on the river. I'd never read... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brad P
Westminster, Colorado
Amazing Ship

So much history on this waterfront. Take time to explore! Missed going onboard but walked the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mesquite, Nevada
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A former floating lighthouse now decommissioned.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was interesting to learn about these ships serving as lighthouses on the river. I'd never read or learned about these ships before. It must have been a tedious job mixed with the occasional terror of storms and ship rescues. Getting the opportunity to actually...More

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much history on this waterfront. Take time to explore! Missed going onboard but walked the dock.....

Thank 2013TravelinFool
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a piece of history! I stood on the docks of the museum and tried to imagine serving on this magnificent vessel.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lightship Columbia provided lighthouse services at the mouth of the Columbia River for decades. This area is called The Graveyard of the Pacific and it is extremely dangerous for ships to cross the Columbia Bar. Now retired, visitors can roam around the ship, viewing...More

Thank circa2015
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We saw this as part of the visit to the maritime museum. The exhibit is well done, I can only imagine what it would have been like to work here. I got a chuckle out of the '70s appliances and modern conveniences. "Harvest Gold" is...More

Thank Russell S
Reviewed July 5, 2018

This boat is really nice. It is also very short and your visit will be done within minutes. You should go there after you go to the museum since the tickets work for both attraction. There are better boats to visit but this one is...More

Thank Florian H
Reviewed July 3, 2018

As part of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, this ship was a good way to connect to the WWI era and the accommodations of ships at that time.

Thank edav27
Reviewed June 30, 2018

It was good that some one came up with the idea of using a floating light house. The dangers at the entrance of the Columbia River where it meets the Pacific Ocean is quite dangerous and challenging to navigate. A number of ships have sunk...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed June 10, 2018

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
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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