"Tom was camped in a grove of birch trees situated on the north shore of Canoe Lake immediately opposite the old mill. This site had been selected for the Park headquarters but later abandoned. The ground had been dug up and some lumber was piled to one side. Tom was living in a tent amid his Hudson Bay blankets, panels, pots, and provisions (including a sack of flour). What a horse is to a cowboy, a 16-foot canvas-covered canoe was to Tom. (This canoe was made by the Chestnut Canoe Company of New Brunswick). I first met Tom by the shore near Mowat Lodge. He was dressed like a woodsman in Mackenaw trousers. I asked him if I could camp with him. Tom said he had no objections but doubted if I would like the cooking as he lived largely on bacon, flapjacks, fish and potatoes."
-R.P. Little, fellow camper and friend of Tom