the dream seems to have a "looking backwards" feel to it, specifically with the
"old time type of ship" reference. i'm thinking that the whole scene may be as
if witnessed from your higher self
identity, the you that you are growing
into becoming, looking back at how you are presently. when you get there,
you may look back and it would seem as if you are a different person.
although the attraction you've felt for this fella was 'forbidden' for some
reason, it was too strong to to deny, and in the end, after performing some
remarkable feats of daring, everyone was certain that your relationship was
'meant to be'.