BUCKSPORT — A 230-year-old landmark in Bucksport that has hosted presidents, arctic explorers and other famous figures is set to go on the auction block.

The Jed Prouty Inn has sat unused for nearly a decade.

The 17-bedroom former hotel has anchored Bucksport’s Main Street since about 1780. The last business in the building closed nearly eight years ago.

The financial firm that owns it is hoping a buyer will emerge during an online auction held today through Thursday.

The Bangor Daily News says the building underwent extensive renovations in the 1990s. It has a complete commercial kitchen, but it still needs at least $250,000 in upgrades.

Bidding on the property will begin at $30,000.