Charles W. Morgan will depart Wednesday morning

A man successfully attempts to fix the sail of the Charles Morgan, which got tangled mid sail. — Photo by Michael Cummo

Following a busy weekend of visitors, the Charles W. Morgan is expected to leave Tisbury Wharf for New Bedford at 9 am, Wednesday morning.

“When we leave is the most frequently asked question,” a Morgan crewmember manning the massive inflatable whale said Tuesday morning.

During her 80-year whaling career, which included 37 globe-girdling voyages, the Charles W. Morgan never visited Vineyard Haven. Built in New Bedford in 1841 and now preserved, reconstructed in authentic detail, and relaunched by the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut, the Morgan, Captain Kip Files, arrived at the Tisbury Wharf Company’s dock last Wednesday, after a splendid day’s sail from Newport.

Vineyard Haven is one of several stops along a promotional route that will have her visit such New England ports as New London, Newport, New Bedford, Boston, Provincetown, and cruise over the right whale sanctuary at Stellwagen Bank.