Mark Robinson’s Journal July 10, 1917

Tuesday, July 10

Morning wet and cool Mr Shannon Fraser came to house about 9:15 am and reported that Martin Bleacher had found Tom Thompsons Canoe floating upside down in Canoe Lake and wanted us to drag for Mr Thompsons body.

We went to Canoe Lake and interviewed Miss Bleacher who was with her Brother on sunday in his little motor Boat. Going to Tea Lake dam they Passed a Canoe floating upside down between Stattons Point and the Bertram Island They didn’t stop to examine the Canoe as they had heard there was a canoe had drifted away from its moorings and had not been found but they intended to pick up the same as they returned. They passed canoe at 305 pm on Sunday the 8th after hearing different evidence we returned expecting to hear of Mr. Thomson