A marvelous young artist painting in the tradition of Tom Thomson is Soren Dawson, who maintains a very good website.
Books in Canada published an excellent review by Cynthia Sugars of Sherrill Grace's 2004 book, Inventing Tom Thomson From Biographical Fictions to Fictional Autobiographies and Reproductions, which provides a good overview of Tom Thomson's story. Find a copy here.
While waiting page proofs of this book, I found a website article about one of the main characters in Tom Thomson's love life. Since then, I have corresponded with the author/webmaster and sent him a copy of the book. He publishing a kind review last Spring 2006. I wish that he had posted sooner because he has lots of detailed information about Alice Elinor Lambert, Tom's first girlfriend. For more information about Alice, who Tom romanced in Seattle in 1904, I highly recommend this article from the Skagit River Journal of History and Folklore, written and edited by Noel V. Bourasaw called Alice Elinor Lambert Ransburg and Artist Tom Thomson.
Here is a link to an October 19, 1970 CBC broadcast of Front Page Challenge. It is described there as follows: "Over 50 years after his death, Tom Thomson is still making news. The experienced woodsman set out on Canoe Lake in Ontario's Algonquin Park one fine summer day in 1917 and was reported missing within two days. Six days later searchers found his body. A coroner's jury called his death an accident, but now, a half-century later, Judge William Little isn't so sure. He's written a book, The Tom Thomson Mystery, and he appears on Front Page Challenge to discuss it." In Algonquin Elegy I challenge and disprove all of Judge Little's main conclusion's about what happened but the book was invaluable in providing research sources. The book is out-of-print but used copies can be found at many on-line booksellers. View the TV program here The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson
The Hungry Tiger Press. Here you can listen to a 1904 recording of a song used in chapter 13 of Algonquin Elegy. I Love You All the Time
This museum in Kleinberg, Ontario, houses a large collection of Tom Thomson paintings. It's former CEO was Joan Murray, author of numerous books on Thomson and the Group of Seven artists. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Former park headquarters in 1917, the Bartlett Lodge located at Cache Lake in Algonquin Park, will make copies of Algonquin Elegy available to guests this vacation season. Follow its links to the official Algonquin Park website. The Bartlett Lodge.
There are many programs about Tom Thomson at the CBC Archives. View a brief discussion of one of Thomson's most famous paintings, The Jack Pine, here.
The Tom Thomson exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario is especially worth a visit. Here is the Gallery website.
In the book, Jon Kristian makes a canoe trip on the Oxtongue River. No sane paddler would even consider running Gravel Falls as occurs at night in flood current in Algonquin Elegy. It is far too dangerous. For a report with photographs of a true account of a high-water day trip on the Oxtongue River, visit here.
Toward the end of writing Algonquin Elegy, I met Ron Heacock of Pulaski, Tennessee, through an e-mail writer group. He offered to read and edit the book and he offered some valuable advise. Lately, I was sending e-mails to possible purchasers and found his address in my e-mail address book. I went to his website. There I found some songs that he has since posted. The first one on the list there looks like "All Ways Neal." Actually it's "All Ways Near." Ron Heacock
Algonquin Elegy is now available for reading on the shelves of the Library and Archives and for purchase at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Click here.
An illustrated report of a trip from Canoe Lake to Burntroot Lake can be found here.
Black flies play a role in the story of Tom Thomson's last spring. Visit South River's Annual Black Fly Hunt website.
Algonquin Elegy briefly describes a old Polish Catholic Church along Highway 60 between Barry's Bay and Pembroke, from which Jon Kristian says he never experienced anything as beautiful or overwhelmingly large as the sweep across the horizon of autumn color from the church's hilltop vantage. Here is website about Wilno, Ontario's St. Mary Church.
Now in the comfort of your own home, you and your friends can try to solve one of Canada’s most enduring mysteries. What did happen to Tom Thomson at Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on July 8, 1917? Who killed him, how was it done and why?
The Tom Thomson Murder Mystery Game is a dinner party game based predominantly on the true facts surrounding the mysterious disappearance and death of Tom Thomson on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park in 1917. (There are a few suppositions, twists of fiction and some tall tales added to make it more fun!!!!!!)
Anyone who has spent time in Algonquin Park has undoubtedly heard the haunting call of the Common Loon. There are four basic calls, which are heard mostly in the spring and summer. Each call has a different meaning. Listen to them here.
A GREAT WEBSITE PUTS TOM THOMSON MYSTERY RECORDS ON-LINE Visit the following website for a very large collection of historical documents, dairy entries, letters, etc., many of which I used relating to the death of Tom Thomson to which I was asked to contribute at Death on a Painted Lake: The Tom Thomson Tragedy.