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Lightship Columbia

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Board for free w/ columbia museum purchase!

manned by educated staff from the museum. get to climb ladders down and explore the entire boat in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Lenox, Illinois
Included with the museum

Glad we went outside of the museum to board this old relic. The fvolunteer tour guide knew his... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Antonio, Texas
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  • Average7%
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  • Terrible1%
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“small ship”(5 reviews)
“light ship”(11 reviews)
A former floating lighthouse now decommissioned.
Astoria, OR
+1 503-325-2323
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank danmurphy90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This ship is adjacent to, and essentially part of, the naval museum. You get a chance to go below decks and see what it is like on a ship like this. It is definitely worth a look, as it is rare to be able to...More

Thank Chris V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is part of the museum and gives visitor an opportunity to experience life of a sailor on a ship, look at their meeting rooms, bed rooms, cooking place etc.

Thank asad k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This boat is included with museum admission. Well worth walking over to and viewing crew quarters. You will wonder about the men who worked this ship and it’s conditions.

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the museum and the ship. it is good but other reviews are bit overrated in my opinion. Ok to go there once.

Thank ASR_Oregon
Reviewed August 14, 2018

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 July 23, 2018

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

Thank 2013TravelinFool
Reviewed July 22, 2018

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 July 18, 2018

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
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