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
Wikipedia biography of Tom Thomson
Visit an online gallery of some Tom Thomson paintings.
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 Journa
l of History and Folklore, written and edited by Noel V. Bourasaw
Alice Elinor Lambert Ransburg and Artist Tom Thomson.
Visit Algonquin Park's website.
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
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.
Transport Canada website report on cold water drowning.
You can find more information here I used in the book about the 1903 Broadway
production of
The Wizard of Oz.
Owen Sound, Ontario's Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery.
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,
The Tom Thomson exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario is especially worth a visit. Here
is the Gallery
Tom Thomson was re-buried in the cemetery of the Leith Church.
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
Good photographs of Algonquin Park campers can be found on the website of The
Algonquin Outfitters.
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
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
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

Follow this link to a cool website about Algonquin Park or
to purchase the game.
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
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.