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Address: 200 West Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
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A tribute to brave seamen and especially bar pilots

The Columbia River Bar is probably one of the world's most dangerous. It's hard to visualize the dozens of men who have lost their live guiding others to safety.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
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Hillsboro
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Hillsboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The Columbia River Bar is probably one of the world's most dangerous. It's hard to visualize the dozens of men who have lost their live guiding others to safety.

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Astoria, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Great place to have lunch or just a peaceful break. Under the Astoria Bridge on the Columbia River and Astoria Riverwalk.

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Came across this by accident,it's not just for the fishermen but for people that are connected to the sea,both men and women. Worth having a look and also over looks the water.

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Thank 5eve0
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Interesting place along the walking path. Right next to the water. We didn't see a plaque explaining the memorial though. A little info about the memorial and the people would have been nice.

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Thank 406Foodie
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

It is so easy to miss this little treasure tucked away near the west end of the Riverwalk, but it is really worth seeking out. The small memorial plaques to individuals whose lives were tied to the sea -- from commercial fishermen to bar pilots to cannery workers -- tell a compelling story of Astoria's past and ongoing legacy.

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Well worth visiting. This is an incredible look at the graveyard of the Pacific. Gives an appreciation of the peril faced by mariners in that area. Over 2,000 vessels sank in these waters. Displays the rescue Coast Guard boats and their operation. Tour an operating light house boat and the conditions the crew lived under.

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Thank Marc D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is an amazing memorial, with stories and poems, images--very respectful and awe inspiring. It is free and along the riverwalk under the bridge, so it's easy to access.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Maritime Memorial stands underneath the end of the Meglar Bridge on the Oregon side. If you have a personal connection to anyone's name preserved on the stone, I am sure the memorial holds a place of special significance. For the casual visitor, it provides a good pace to photograph the bridge. I wouldn't make a special trip to visit... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

This is not worth a special visit but as part of a walk along the Columbia River it is worth a stop and browse. Interesting to see all of the people who's lives depended on the river for work and play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Under the Astoria Bridge and along the Columbia River. It is a beautiful tribute in a very nice setting. Plus the trolley stops right there as well. A must see when visiting Astoria.

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