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Lightship Columbia

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Address: Astoria, OR
Phone Number: 503-325-2323
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A former floating lighthouse now decommissioned.

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Unusual double ended ship set by a beautiful open park with ship propellers and other statues. Worth a stop

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Joyce D
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Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unusual double ended ship set by a beautiful open park with ship propellers and other statues. Worth a stop

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Cedar Falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lightship Columbia is a ship that acts as a lighthouse about 5 miles out to sea. There is a lot of history with this ship and is part of the Oregon Maritime Museum in Astoria. Well worth the extra time to visit. Amazing how the crew lived in such tight quarters.

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Thank htsteacher
Richmond, VA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lightship Columbia can be visited with the admission to the Columbia river Maritime Museum. Seeing where the guys lived on this boat that anchored at sea was interesting and worth the extra time.

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Peoria, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting stop included with the admission to the Maritime Museum. I wouldn't have done this as a stand alone ativity.

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Poulsbo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time on a light ship and knew nothing about them. Ship was in great shape and got to go below to see how the crew lived with educational postings.

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Elkton, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free with the Maritime Museum. Just outside and down on the dock. Interesting history in that it served as a floating lighthouse off the mouth of the Columbia River.

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Thank ghotai
Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can visit this along with the Maritime History Museum, and it's just crazy to think about when you go through the passageways and work areas of this lightship! Can't imagine spending the weeks of time they did out there on this providing the safety they did for all the ships that passed. Easily worth the few bucks to tour... More 

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Astoria, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ship shows today's generation how things had to be done years ago before the wonderful computer age. It is an educational tool that is worth exploring and learning about. The Columbia River Maritime Museum has been instrumental in preserving our heritage.

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Thank Loren B
Milledgeville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice add-on to the museum. it is part of the museum, so don't miss it. I'm sure those who had the chance to serve on the ship are happy to know it's services are no longer needed!

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Thank Michael R
Albany, Oregon
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68 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This ships tour was included in the museum ticket, and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit here, and learning the history of this ship and its service. The docent was friendly and informative.

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