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Lightship Columbia

Astoria, OR
+1 503-325-2323
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Part of the museum tickets

Neat to see. You can walk through the entire upper levels of the ship, crew quarters, officers... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Rdegraff
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Kissimmee, Florida
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Lightship Columbia, Columbia River Maritime Museum 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103

toured the decommissioned US Coast Guard Lightship "Columbia", JAN 2017, located at a Columbia... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
DonaldLarson
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Bremerton, Washington
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A former floating lighthouse now decommissioned.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“maritime museum” (66 reviews)
“small ship” (5 reviews)
“radio room” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Neat to see. You can walk through the entire upper levels of the ship, crew quarters, officers quarters, dining and radio room. No additional cost to visit; it's included with the museum ticket.

Thank Rdegraff
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

toured the decommissioned US Coast Guard Lightship "Columbia", JAN 2017, located at a Columbia River dock at Columbia River Maritime Museum,1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103. Interesting to see how US Coast Guard personnel lived on a Lightship marking the entrance to the Columbia River...More

Thank DonaldLarson
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Admission comes with your ticket to the excellent museum next door. Below decks you see the crew's quarters, mess facilities, radio room, etc. I would hate to be in this ship when it was in service sitting out storms along the coast.

Thank CaliforniaLen
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I LOVE lighthouses, and was completely unaware that there wer lightships! It was interesting to find out more about lightships.

Thank Kathy P
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Columbia is included in the admission to the Maritime Museum; don't miss it! It's hard to imagine spending weeks at a time--in stormy coastal weather--on duty as the crew of a light ship moored off the mouth of the Columbia River. A fascinating visit.

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Going aboard was very interesting - the docent had lots of information to share, then you went below and looked around. Gives you a good idea what it might have been like to spend 10 days at sea in the rough waters of the Pacific/Columbia...More

Thank amyloveslondon
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This tour was included in the Maritime Museum entry. A real experience of how the crew lived, worked, ate and slept while protecting ships coming to the region. Self guided with ample time to roam around and discover. Very interesting.

Thank dssphenix
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

One can visit this attraction if you buy an admission to the Maritime Museum. It is cool to see how the sailors slept in their bunks and the limited space. I liked how you can go into all parts of the ship and how it...More

2  Thank MaltaBound
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Growing up in the Midwest and relocating to the Southwest 30 years ago, I never knew lighthouses 'moved.' Experiencing this ship and realizing the bravery of the men that risked their lives every day aboard ships like this is amazing.

Thank Clareguy
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Self guided tours on this ship -- and there is a docent to tell you more about what these ships did. It comes with your admission to the Columbia River Maritime Museum and is located right outside in the water! You can either walk the...More

Thank Diana W
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