A strange ship shows up at Piggy Cliff Harbour that day. It is grand, and its sails dyed royal purple. You can see its high-tech goodness from your window in the Tubby Palave.
The ship turns out to be from the city of Leaprakon, a coastal city in the Aluminium States. Huzzah, the brave sailors of the boat (The Chrome Moon) have found a way to ride the fast currents around the cape of Mittel Lazarus (in the Middle Continent) and sail around to Piggy Cliff!
This is truly a breakthrough in the Muffin trade.