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Columbia River Maritime Museum

Columbia River Maritime Museum

AttractionArts, Heritage & Culture

About Us

Explore marine transportation from the days of dugout canoes, through the age of sail, to the present. Watch a dramatic 12-minute film introducing the history of life and commerce on the Columbia River and including the dangerous work of the Bar and River Pilots. 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. Experience 3D in our new theater capturing audiences with our featured films.

This is a museum of national distinction, designated the official Oregon State Maritime Museum in recognition of its quality and continued dedication to preserving maritime history.


Columbia River Maritime Museum
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Lightship Columbia
Daring Rescue at Sea
Brix Maritime Hall
Warnock Model Boat Pond
The Graveyard of the Pacific
Fun for the entire family


Visitor Services Assistant
Category: Customer Services
POSITIONThe position of Visitor Services Assistant is within the Visitor Services Department of the Columbia River Maritime Museum.  Its purpose is to provide daily staffing for the Front Desk, Lightship and Museum Store on a year-round basis.  The incumbent performs a variety of duties to facilitate visitors’ use and enjoyment of the Museum including:  admissions collections, providing visitor more
Contact: Human Resources
Phone:(503) 325-2323
Fax:(503) 325-2331

Rep/Contact Info

Nate Sandel