It is probably due to its long sandy beach that the Montagnais named this North Shore village “Neshtât Kâmiluâs” (beautiful sandy spit).
Along the St. Lawrence, waves and tides have pushed the shores back year after year.
This phenomenon is called erosion. While it is inevitable, there are a number of ways to slow it down.
Using riprap involves piling rocks and boulders in front of the area being eroded. They must be placed in a certain manner depending on the slope of the terrain, current speed and height of waves and tides.