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Ocean City nominated for best boardwalk

Consider the boardwalk, 2.5 miles of sun-bleached decking, shops with Dumser's ice cream, Fisher's popcorn and Thrasher's fries, then Trimper's famous (and haunted?) carousel.

Yes, that boardwalk, Ocean City, Md., perhaps the best in America.

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Atlantic Avenue, as it's officially named, ranked second Wednesday night in a USA Today readers poll of best boardwalks.

It has certainly grown since 1902 when the boardwalk began, then a wooden path rolled up during high tide.

It ranked second out of 20 nominees Wednesday, only behind the Santa Cruz boardwalk.

There were 11 days left to vote online.

And now, 39 days left until summer.

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