Located on Astoria, Oregon's historic waterfront, the acclaimed Columbia River Maritime Museum displays one of the most extensive collections of nautical artifacts on the west coast. Designated Oregon's official state maritime museum, this outstanding institution with 24,000 square feet of exhibit space was the first nationally accredited maritime museum in the western United States.
This museum is one of the country's finest displays about shipwrecks, lighthouses, fishing, navigation and naval history. Take your family and Explore the conning tower of a submarine and the reconstructed bridge of a US Navy Destroyer! Or, take a Tour of a floating lighthouse, the Lightship Columbia. The museum has a store with a extensive inventory of quality maritime publications and unique gifts!
Explore marine transportation from the days of dugout canoes, through the age of sail, to the present. Watch a 12-minute film introducing the history of life and commerce on the Columbia River. Walk the bridge of a World War II warship, marvel at the 44-foot motor lifeboat plowing through a wave in a rescue mission.Participate in four interactive and hands-on exhibits including taking the helm in a tugboat wheelhouse. You can board the Lightship Columbia, a National Historic Landmark, that once guided ships to safety at the mouth of the Columbia River.
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