No one can be certain what happened on Sunday, July 8th, 1917, the day that Tom Thomson disappeared. Some eyewitnesses saw Thomson that morning, but many are convinced he met his end the night before.
What is known, is that Tom Thomson’s body surfaced 8 days later and was sighted by a vacationer on the lake who happened to be a doctor. He examined the body and believed Thomson had simply had a mishap in his canoe. Others on the lake felt it was no accident.
What do you think?
Here are the stories of what may have happened: