Ladies' Master (Schooner), 1809?
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Levi Johnson assisted by his brothers, Samuel and Jonathan, he built the thirty-five ton LADIES' MASTER on Euclid Avenue [Cleveland] about one-half mile from the river Farmers from Euclid and newburgh were hired, the vessel hoisted onto wheels, and with twenty-eight yoke oxen as a faie wind, she moved down Euclid to the foot of Superuior street, where she was launched into the river to the cheers of the crowd which assembled for the occasion.
From "Adz, Caulk, and Rivets"
A History of Ship Building Along Ohio's Northern Shore
By Richard J. Wright pp. 13
"Johnson said that in building the LADIES' MASTER, he had taken the iron from the stranded schooner BEAVER for use as spikes and bolts in the building of this vessel.
"Early History of Cleveland"
by Col. Charles Whittlesey pp. 459
In 1797, Lorenzo Carter arrived at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. He built a cabin north of the present St. Claie Avenue, not far from the river, and hence became one of the founders of the City of Cleveland.
In 1803 he built a second cabin on Union, near Lower Superior. Cleveland at this time was a remote settlement and entirely dependent upon Buffalo for such commodities as salt, iron, leather, and dry goods. !n 1807, Mr. Carter began construction on a thirty ton schooner, the ZEPHYR, to supply this need. He procured the irons for the rudder of his vessel from the remains of the British schooner BEAVER which was stranded at the mouth of the river in the fall of 1786. The ZEPHYR was launched the following year  under the command of captain Stove. She was of a rude flat-bottom design, and was built on a hill overlooking the river. Thus she had to be dragged to her intended element.
From " Adz, Caulk, and Rivets"
a History of Shipbuilding Along Ohio's Northern Shore.
By Richard J. Wright
NOTE:-- It would seem that [according to the above] two vessels were constructed from iron taken from the British BEAVER. ?
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