EASTPORT, Maine — Congressman Mike Michaud is in Eastport, where he’ll be touring a new lobster storage facility.

Michaud said the Lighthouse Lobster and Bait was built on the former Consea factory site that previously operated as sardine cannery. The new plant will be able to hold up to 135,000 pounds of lobster.

Michaud said the plant has used funding that was made available through U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Assessment Grant program, which provided funding for the town to assess the site and the environmental impact of the previous tenant and make sure it was suitable for future development.