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Man Sells Old O.C. Boardwalk After Superstorm Sandy

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BERLIN, Md.- If you want to see the Ocean City boardwalk, go to Berlin.

No, Chris Maxa, of Berlin, does not live on the boardwalk. He lives with the boardwalk.

"These are the actually boards from the O.C. boardwalk," said Maxa, as he shows off his collection of lumber resting in the backyard.

It came the time to replace the old boardwalk, after Superstorm Sandy ripped it into pieces, and Maxa had first dibs.

"I didn't want to see this wood be destroyed, so I bought it," said Maxa.

He bought all of it. Now pieces of his childhood memory sit in his backyard. But Maxa is not holding on to all of it. He is selling most of it. As for the other pieces, Maxa is keeping it for his daughter's tree house.

He told WBOC, depending on the size, on an average-- one board could break up into eight to 10 pieces. Maxa said those pieces are worth about $200.

He would not say how much he bought the lumber for, but did say he's making "pure profit."

So Maxa is marking, chopping and smoothing out the edges of his growing business.

"It started to explode," said Maxa. He added, "I guess I am pretty lucky. A light bulb went off."

He takes a piece of wood from a plain block to a small token of photographic memory.

How he does it, is his secret. But he did say every customer leaves happy.

"You can touch and hold a piece of what it was and that generally make people feel great," said Maxa.

When he's done working on the old boardwalk, he takes it over to the new boardwalk to sell.

"You know it's not a job. It's worth every minute."

You can find out more about Maxa's boardwalk memorabilia at www.boardwalked.com .

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