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Lightship Columbia

Astoria, OR
+1 503-325-2323
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When do you get to visit a light ship

Admission comes with your ticket to the excellent museum next door. Below decks you see the crew's... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
CaliforniaLen
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California
A Lightship!

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

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Kathy P
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Sacramento, California
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A former floating lighthouse now decommissioned.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“maritime museum” (66 reviews)
“radio room” (5 reviews)
“these ships” (3 reviews)
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Astoria, OR
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Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 15 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
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
Reviewed 29 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
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
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
Reviewed 28 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
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
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

With our friends, we decided to tour the Lightship Columbia as part of the Maritime Museum. The LC is just one of a wide range of mediums used as a display. I suspect most of us have toured a working ship and have commented on...More

Thank NXTTRP
Reviewed 20 May 2017

As someone that actually served aboard the Lightship it was fun revisiting her. This was my first duty station after boot camp and it was an interesting life aboard. Lightship duty was considered "semi-isolated". The crew was divided into 5 duty sections and every Tuesday...More

2  Thank bikergoody
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