The discovery of gold in California caused a fever that spread beyond its borders. New routes and roads should be suggested, therefore, for migrants from central and Atlantic United States, arriving in California to achieve his dream meant a huge sacrifice, in which many were killed quest across the vast American territory from coast to coast, crossing Indian attacks, without flavors vicissitudes involving journey through the desert to San Francisco.
Most travelers took the sea route, preferring to Nicaragua on Panama, therefore, the ease with which it offered, the dazzling visual spectacle of the Nicaraguan jungle, made it the most enjoyable. This encouraged investors to partner with American tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1849 created The American Atlantic & Pacific Ship Canal Company, later known as The Accessory Transit Company. San Juan del Norte was the terminal for ships from the Atlantic and San Juan del Sur the Pacific. Our journey through this passage of dreamers take us from the cold blue waters of San Juan del Sur to the Caribbean graceful, powerful and sound tracing the Rio San Juan to San Juan del Norte. During the voyage who knows the history of their dreams not only transformed the wild California landscape in the beautiful and prosperous state of today but also left an indelible mark on his stay in Nicaragua.