Named for the Minot's Ledge lighthouse.
The Minot was a 60-ton schooner that saw service during the construction of the Minot's Ledge lighthouse through September of 1858. She was then transferred to the 5th Lighthouse District. She was decommissioned on 30 November 1860.
Douglas Peterson. United States Lighthouse Service Tenders, 1840-1939. Annapolis: Eastwind Publishing, 2000.