Lowell was a native of Tortola and one of the few people to immigrate to this wondrously forlorn island of coral and limestone. Only about 156 people live in Anegada's one village,The Settlement. Many more Anegadians live in New York City, in fact, than on Anegada. "The U.S. struck a special deal with them after World War II, and made it easy for them to emigrate. There are now more than 2,000 there," Lowell told me. "Not many young people stay here," he added. "I don't blame them." There is, after all, nothing to do except catch fish, lobsters, and conch.