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Lightship Columbia

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Address: Astoria, OR
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A former floating lighthouse now decommissioned.

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Easy walk to a pier by the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Tickets available inside the museum. There was a nice docet there who gave the basics. And we descended down into the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Laurence C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Easy walk to a pier by the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Tickets available inside the museum. There was a nice docet there who gave the basics. And we descended down into the crews quarters for a self guided tour, then up into the wheelhouse. On came only imagine what it was like to live on this small ship at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Basically an old ship outfitted with lights to aid navigation in the Columbia River. An interesting visit for anyone interested in lighthouse history or maritime history.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Part of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, this former lightship was stationed off the coast of Astoria for many years. This ship was anchored and was basically a floating light house. The tour is self guided and gives you a glimpse into the lives of the sailors that were stationed on it. Recommended!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This vessel, a sistership of the "Relief," was the primary aid to navigation (navaid) for this treacherous location known as the "graveyard of the Pacific" (with over 2,000 shipwrecks on the shoal). I was impressed with the reality of life on a lightship, including when it got foggy and its enormous deafening foghorns would blow, forcing the men aboard to... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Admission is included with each ticket to visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Well worth the time to see the attraction, but be aware you have to descend a steep ladder to enter (and climb back up to exit). Definitely not wheelchair friendly.

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The lightship Columbia is included with admission to the CRMM. we went aboard and found a nearly operational lightship. (For those who aren't familiar with a lightship, it is a floating lighthouse for ship navigation) It is a wonderful display and if you get a chance, have a conversation the HAM radio operator who is in the communication room by... More 

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This lightship was tied up at the dock at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. It was not terribly interesting. There was very little on the boat of interest and if we had paid extra beyond the cost of the museum admission I would have been very disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on cruise - this is a fascinating light craft - kept in very good order and is s marvellous attraction

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great history lesson. Walk all about the last Columbia River bar light ship. The docents are very knowledgeable. Interesting to see how the Coast Guard men lived on the light ship.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We enjoyed being able to go on and in this ship. We got to see where the crew worked, ate, slept, and showered. The host answered our questions easily. This boat tour is included in your ticket to the maritime museum. You need to be able to climb upend down steep ladders.

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