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“Original real lightship”
Review of Lightship Columbia

Lightship Columbia
Ranked #10 of 55 things to do in Astoria
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Owner description: A former floating lighthouse now decommissioned.
Reviewed 5 November 2013

I can't imagine riding out a storm in such a small ship out in the ocean. This shipped was anchored for years about 5 miles off the entrance to the Columbia River. the bunks the crew slept in had seatbelts!

Thank orbuck
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

Fascinating to see a ship that mostly stayed in one place marking the river channel and providing information on weather and water conditions and occasionally serving as a refuge for those suffering a disaster. Walking the interior gives one pause: this was not easy duty even though only a few miles from Astoria. Replacing it with buoys and modern electronics makes sense but it isn't the same.

Thank jamesccasterline
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

Since we are from Maine and the Lightship Columbia #5 was built in the East Boothbay Harbor region of Maine, I was excited to take a tour and visit the Maritime Museum as well. Alas, the Columbia is away from her station for a few more weeks due to work being completed on the dock. Well, what a disappointment so I can't comment one way or another except to let folks know she was a "no show". But even so, I'll give her a 3 because even without being able to see her, any boat built in Maine has to be a great vessel. Call the Maritime Museum before you expect to take a tour and they should be able to let you know when she will be returning.

Thank James H
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

Came from CA to see the lightship. When I arrived at the museum I was told it had been moved so it and the dock can be worked on for the winter and is not available to see or tour. It will be back in the spring. Very disappointed!

1  Thank LighthouseGal
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

Admission for the lightship is included with your ticket to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. If you are interested in lighthouses or boats, this is a nice self-guided tour.

Thank Dallas D
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