Henry C. Grebe & Co.
Henry C. Grebe founded the Great Lakes Boat Building in Milwaukee in 1915. He moved the operation to Chicago in 1921, founding the Henry C. Grebe Company. Grebe yachts are notorious for quality and the many famous customers that desired them. The Grebe shipyard was located on the North Branch of the Chicago River, in operation until 1994 though the last boat was built in 1970.