12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: On the Sixth Day…

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It’s that time of year again! That time when you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for that special someone or even yourself.


To help you find that perfect gift, we now present our rendition of “The 12 Days of Christmas”.


On the SIXTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, SIX marine books…

Fighting at Sea: Naval Battles from the Ages of Sail and Steam

A selection of authors bring you detailed accounts of naval battles from various periods in history including. the Royal Navy in the Siege of Quebec in 1759, the defeat of USS President by HMS Endymion in 1815, a four-day battle against U-boats stalking a North Atlantic convoy.

Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited (2nd Edition)
The story of steam-boating in the Canadian West comes to life in the voices of those aboard the vessels of the waterways of the Prairies.

Drag Boats of the 1960s
The 1960s was known as The Rebel Decade.” It was the birth of “whip-start” dragsters which led to today’s organized drag boat racing. This book provides a photographic account of the riveting history of the fastest, most exciting and dangerous era in water sports.

Corvettes Canada: Convoy Veterans of WWII Tell Their True Stories
The Canadian escort group C2 was comprised of the RCN destroyers Gatineau and Chaudiere, the frigate St. Catharines, the Corvettes Chilliwack and Fennel, and the RN destroyer Icarus. These six and the RN corvette Kenilworth castle combined to sing U-744 in the North Atlantic in a prolonged drama on March 5 and 6, 1944. At 32 hours, this the second-longest successful hunt of the war. Using first-hand accounts, Corvettes Canada tells the stories of Canadian Navy veterans

Great Lakes Shipping Ports & Cargoes (Photo Gallery)
Over 163 million net tons of cargo are moved each year on the Great Lakes each year. From the western end of Lake Superior, to the shallow, emerald-coloured waters of Lake Erie, ships arrive and depart at all hours amid a landscape of dirt-laden mill buildings, smoke streaked skies, and vast fields of coal and iron ore pellets. The contemporary and historic photographs provide a rarely seen account cargo shipping in the Great Lakes. 

RMS Empress of Ireland: Pride of the Canadian Pacific’s Atlantic Fleet
On a dark night in May 1914 the Norwegian collier Storstad rammed the Canadian Pacific liner Empress of Ireland. In less than fifteen minutes, more than 1,000 people died, trapped in the ship’s hull or drowned as they were trying to escape. They died within sight of land. Despite the scale of the disaster, the Empress tragedy has been sadly overlooked. This lavishly illustrated luxury edition seeks to remedy this oversight.


On the FIFTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, FIVE books on motorcycle racing & riding…

Motocourse 2015-2016: The World’s Leading Grand Prix Annual

The World’s Great Adventure Motorcycle Routes: The Essential Guide to the Greatest Motorcycle Journeys in the World

Motorcycle Journeys Through the Pacific Northwest (2nd Edition)

Off-Road Giants! Heroes of 1960s Motorcycle Sport

Racing Line: British Motorcycle Racing in the Golden Age of the Big Single


On the FOURTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, FOUR books on aviation…

Aviation Century: The Golden Age

Mid-Air Moose Jaw (1st Edition)

Spitfire Mk. IX & XVI: Engineered

Canada’s Air Force: At War and Peace: Volume 3


On the THIRD day of Christmas my true love sent to me, THREE books on Italian automobiles…

Bellissima!: The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945 to 1975

Lamborghini Supercars: 50 Years: From the Groundbreaking Miura to Today’s Hypercars 

The Ferrari Phenomenon: An Unconventional View of the World’s Most Charismatic Cars 


On the SECOND day of Christmas my true love sent to me, TWO books on American motorcycles…

Indian Motorcycle: America’s First Motorcycle Company

Harley Davidson: The Legendary Models


On the FIRST day of Christmas my true love sent to me, ONE book on Canadian railways…

Great Western Railway of Canada: Southern Ontario’s Pioneer Railway


Please check our site tomorrow for the “Seventh Day of Christmas” and more great gift ideas.


For more gift ideas related to pleasure craft, cargo ships, ocean liners and naval vessels, check out our Marine section.


To make your holiday shopping experience easier, our store will be having extended hours on Thursdays and Sundays leading up to Christmas.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday December 8, 15, & 22: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Sunday December 11 & 18: 12:00pm – 4:00pm


We are always adding new and out-of-print titles to our website. If you don’t see something you’re looking for email us at info@transportbooks.com, phone us at 416-744-7675, or drop by our store at 16 Elrose Avenue in Toronto.


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