Lightship Columbia, Astoria

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#9 of 16 in Historic Sites in Oregon Coast
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  • Not many chances to visit a light ship. Really interesting that the crew was there for a couple of weeks at a time. Very spartan accommodations.  more »
  • Who knew we had lightships?? I didn't even really realized what the ship was until I read about it on the one of the plaques inside the ship. Super interesting to think that a crew of 17 folks parked ...  more »
  • It gives a good preview of life on a small ship and how valuable the lighthouse ship was to prevent shipwrecks.  more »
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  • Admission is included in the Maritime Museum admission. This boat was anchored in the harbor to guide boats in. Later supplanted by a lighthouse. It is just like it was when it was on duty. you see where they slept, ate, prepared the meals and played games in their downtime. Lots of descriptive panels of the fuel it needed to keep the light running and all the food they needed to stock up on as storms would prevent resupply for weeks.
  • Nice photo op for a piece of maritime history!
  • Love the history!
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