First laundry number (#100) portaging on the Grand circa 1965

This photo was sent to me by the alumnus who has the distinction of being the holder of the very first laundry number issued by the schools – #100 SJCBS. This story line has been covered in an earlier blog, but I couldn’t resist sharing the evidence of the first laundry number. The photo was taken in 1965 on the Grand Portage trip.

Aside from the number on the paddle, there are some outdoor relics in this photo; the sou’wester hat, the keyhole life jacket, the old canvass duffle bags (times two) – all standard equipment back in the day.

What are your laundry number memories? Or comments on the old equipment? Send us your story.