Far from being innocent or fanciful, the story of the "Blue Ribbon" is far more romantic and insightful than it seems. Like each of the names attributed to these modules, they each refer to the life and work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (British engineer and cigar smoker in the 19th century). The Blue Ribbon was an award created by Transatlantic shipping companies such as the Cunard Line or the White Star Line for promotional purposes, a kind of Transatlantic record race that would connect Europe to North America in as few days as possible.
The very first prize was awarded to the "Sirius" a large steamship in 1838 in 18 days, unfortunately for him dethroned by the "Great Western" the next day by a crossing in 15 days 10 hours and 30 minutes by a ship specially designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, then another the "Great Britain" in 1843, the first boat with an iron hull powered by a propeller allowing him to win the trophy on his inaugural voyage in just 14 days! Two Brunel-built boats win the "Blue Ribbon".
The "Blue Ribbon" is also a nod to another of the most famous double corona and Trans-Atlantic, the "Lusitania" by Partagas which won the famous Cockade in 1907 by its crossing in 4 days 19 hours and 53 minutes, that is 10 days less than the "Great Britain", unfortunately her tragic fate is in the image of the "Titanic" because ...Country of origin : Nicaragua - Handmade / Longfiller
Strength : medium
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Maduro
Binder : Nicaraguan Jalapa
Filler : Nicaraguan from Esteli / Jalapa / Omotepe
Box number : 24
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