Jim Craig here. First off, thanks for coming out to attend my lecture up in Portsmouth a few weeks back! It was a superb crowd… just the kind of folks an author dreams of giving a talk to.
Regarding George S. Wasson, I agree with your choice of The Green Shay. Cap’n Simeon’s Store & Home From the Sea just wouldn’t work in the format you are planning. Can’t wait to see the final product!
And regarding biographical material on Wasson, I wish there were more out there about him. The sources from which I drew my research on Wasson (and which you may already have hit) are as follows:
-Eby, Cecil D., Jr.: Down East with George Savary Wasson. Down East Magazine, April, 1967
-Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy: George Savary Wasson, Artist and Writer, 1855-1932. Essex Institute Historical Collections, LXXIX (1943)
-Hatch, Francis W.: ‘Wave Crest’ Retires. Down East Magazine, June, 1969
-Introduction for unpublished typewritten manuscript concerning George Savary Wasson presented to the Boston Athenaeum in January of 1949, prepared by Walter Muir Whitehill
…I hope this helps. And please do not hesitate to fire off any other questions regarding Wasson. I promise I will be more prompt in my replies!
Good luck with the play,