17 Feb 2010 February 13th. This Indian newspaper says that explorer Colonel Blashford-Snell has discovered evidence of a canal in Nicaragua, a route between the Atlantic and the Pacific that existed 100s of years prior to Panama. He is now planning another expedition to see if it is possible to navigate the route. Old maps actually show a passage between the oceans but this was rejected as fanciful by historians and almost everyone else. It is clearly displayed on a map as recent as 1774 and Blashford-Snell considered it worthy to prove the unjoyful sceptics wrong.