There are few eyewitness reports describing the disappearance and search for Tom Thomson. Most of the information we have comes from the diary of Mark Robinson, the Algonquin Park Ranger who led the search.

While the selection of records we have available is slim, these documents can tell us quite a bit. For instance, what was the sequence of events? Who was involved in the search? And, what do the decisions of those involved in the search for Thomson tell us about what they might have been thinking about how Thomson died, and why?

Once you have a clear understanding of what happened at the time, you might it useful to consider descriptions of the search process that were offered to investigators much later. You will find these in the Investigations section.

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